Cannot turn on bluetooth after turning it off from the indicator

Bug #1056947 reported by Cassidy James Blaede on 2012-09-26
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pantheon Plugs
elementary OS
Won't Fix
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Bluetooth is enabled out of the box and works great. However, since disabling it from the indicator, I'm unable to re-enable it. The indicator shows as enabled, but in Switchboard it shows as disabled. The GTK switch to enable it won't go past halfway on, then snaps back to off.

Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

For me, the switch in the Bluetooth gnomecc plug does not update itself to reflect the status until it (the plug) is closed and opened again.

RabbitBot (rabbitbot-a) wrote :

From a duplicate:

"I found out, turning it on works (by clicking on the greyed out On-switch), when turned off using the applet. However the plug does not show this.

Also, there is now way to pair a device, bluetooth-wizard is also not working

Here is a screenshot with bluetooth adapter plugged in and turned on (according to the applet and after running bluetooth in terminal, which returns:
andreas@andreas-luna:~$ bluetooth
bluetooth = on

Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: none → luna-beta3

Doesn't this panel come from GNOME Control Center?

Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: New → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, what ubuntu version do you use and what indicator?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

The bug has been observed on elementary OS Luna based on Ubuntu 12.04, the package version is 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.9

elementary ships some patches for the package but they don't affect the Bluetooth panel. The patches can be found at lp:~elementary-os/elementaryos/os-patch-gnome-control-center-precise

I'll see if I can confirm the bug on a vanilla 12.04 installation

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rene Arts (renearts) wrote :

I am observing similar behaviour. I experienced a strange quirk: when BT is turned of and my laptop has been in sleep/hibernate mode I have exact the same behaviour as you describe: when BT is switched on I cannot see any devices and the switch is off in the control center. When I put my laptop into sleep mode and log in again, while leaving the BT indicator switched on, BT suddenly works like a charm again: I can see devices and switch it on/off with both the indicator as well as in the control center.
I am able to reproduce this every time I try.

Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: luna-beta3 → none
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-09-20
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Won't Fix
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Just an additional debug: this isn't related to the bluetooth indicator, even stopping the service (and not letting it restart), this behavior of "turning off immediately" will still be present.

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