Bluetooth does not work once you restart or shutdown the computer.

Bug #400002 reported by Derrick Blathers on 2009-07-15
This bug affects 2 people
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Linux Mint

Bug Description

Bluetooth option works and connects once you add the the device. If you restart the computer or shut it down and turn it on the next day, the keyboard and mouse don't work and you have to reconnect them again. It happens every time. This is a irritating problem that was not on the previous versions of 5 or 6. When can this be resolved? Thanks! Derrick

Philip Morrell (emorrp1) wrote :

Thank you for reporting a bug in Linux Mint. Unfortunately I do not have the necessary hardware to reproduce your problem. If anyone else can confirm this bug, please say so. Please check out the Linux Mint Forums, where there are many more people available to help out with diagnosing any problems you have. Please repost this in the forums, and put a link to it here, so I can track any further development. This is a standard response, so it may not be entirely appropriate.

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Incomplete
karlitos (karlitos) wrote :

If I connect my bluetooth mouse I need to use sudo hidd --search. My mouse is paired but don'tconnect automaticly. If i turn the mouse of and on again i need to search with the hidd again.
I have a Thinkpad-laptop, some people sugested this is due to the IBM energy-management.

Philip Morrell (emorrp1) on 2009-07-27
Changed in linuxmint:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Philip Morrell (emorrp1) on 2009-07-27
Changed in linuxmint:
importance: Undecided → Low
Ed Bakker (ed-r-bakker) wrote :

Had the same with my Apple Magic Trackpad; filed this problem just today.

Workaround found on; create folder under the 'lib' folder called 'bluetooth'. IN that very folder, create folder with the mac address of your BT device (via lsinput you can find the mac address). Then in that folder with the mac address name, create (text)file called 'pincodes'. IN that very textfile put unique id (see output of lsinput in terminal) and the pincode on the first line; save your file.

Test it out and it should work; it does for my Apple trackpad!

Found it:

applied fix on that page: Problem: Pairing does not persist between reboots on Maverick (10.10)
Have Mint 14 Nadia myself on iMac 2008 alongside ML 10.8

If you find that you are not being prompted to "Always grant access" and that the device is not available after a reboot (i.e., you have to reconnect), try adding the pincode for the device (0000) to /var/lib/bluetooth/<physical_device_ID>/pincodes, like so:

In a terminal:

Determine the physical (model-specific) and unique device IDs from the output of lsinput (from the "input-tools" package) as shown above.

Create /lib/bluetooth/<physical_ID>/pincodes as the root user (or with sudo):

 # This folder *should* already exist, create it with 'sudo mkdir' if not.
 # You can use TAB to complete, if it's the only Bluetooth device on your system:
 cd /lib/bluetooth/<physical_ID>

 sudo gedit pincodes
Add this line to the new file, save, and exit:
 <unique_ID> 0000
where <physical_ID> is a backslash-escaped physical device ID, like D8\:30\:62\:38\:18\:02, and <unique_ID> is your device's unique ID, both from the output of lsinput.

See also:'s [HOWTO] Apple Magic Mouse on 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and bluez bug #61838.

Kind regards,


Ed Bakker (ed-r-bakker) wrote :

I don't think importance -> low as things like these may get users to drop Linux Mint completely!!

Changed in linuxmint:
assignee: nobody → Rahul (rahulshantagiri9999)
Roger Lawhorn (rll-m) wrote :

You all can get bluetooth to work at all?
I gave up on it completely.
I own a large number of bluetooth devices.
After switching from Windows to Linux Mint 17 I cannot use any of them.
I have a bluetooth speaker phone, mouse, keyboard with separate number pad, headset, and other items.
The one piece I need to work is the speaker phone from Altec Lansing.
It has a default pair number of 0000.
It never pairs.

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