Bluetooth: Computer running Ubuntu 12.04 with "visible"-switch turned on not visible for other bluetooth devices

Bug #1094086 reported by Michael Mess on 2012-12-27
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GNOME Bluetooth
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gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

While connecting to other bluetooth devices works, it is not possible to access the computer running Ubuntu 12.04 via bluetooth from other devices, because it is not visible in the network.

"Visible" from the bluetooth settings menu is turned on, thus the computer should be visible for other devices when searching for devices.
Other devices can be paired with the computer when the initiative comes from the computer (The computer can see other devices which are visible).

Expected behaviour would be that the computer is visible for other devices when the "Visible"-Switch is turned on.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-35.55-generic-pae 3.2.34
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-35-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15.1
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Dec 27 17:41:28 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-bluetooth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joey Brown (jocefus) wrote :

Bug was marked as RESOLVED/OBSOLETE:

André Klapper [developer] 2013-05-27 11:43:39 UTC

Hi Michael,
Thanks for taking the time to report this bug.
However, you are using version 3.2.x which is too old and not supported
anymore. GNOME developers are no longer working on that version, so
unfortunately there will not be any bug fixes by GNOME developers for the
version that you use.

By upgrading to a newer version of GNOME you could receive bug fixes and new
functionality. You may need to upgrade your Linux distribution to obtain a
newer version of GNOME.

Please feel free to reopen this bug if the problem still occurs with a newer
version of GNOME, or feel free to file a bug report in the bug tracking system
of your distribution if your distribution still supports this version.

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS Ubuntu 12.04 should receive bug fixes until 2017.

Thus there should be an update to a newer version of this package which hopefully doesn't have this bug.

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