[Bug 175743] Re: Bluetooth Mouse looses connection after some time of inactivity

jr00ck jr00ck at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 04:01:25 BST 2008

It appears this bug is going to be fixed soon in a kernel update, but I
don't know if that is the temporary fix or a long-term fix. I just
thought I'd give my two bits in case it helps anyone working on this
problem. I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard and a Microsoft Bluetooth
Notebook Mouse 5000 connecting to an internal bluetooth module of a Dell
Vostro 1500 laptop. For me, after a period of inactivity, only the
Logitech MX5000 keyboard cannot regain connectivity to the laptop. The
mouse always works fine after any period of inactivity. So I have to
open the bluetooth tray applet with the mouse and manually disconnect
the keyboard (it shows as connected) and then press a few keys and it
will reconnect up. This did NOT happen in 7.10 Gutsy and I still have
Gutsy on a separate partition and when I boot to it, I never have
disconnect problems. Only in Hardy and only my Logitech MX5000 keyboard.

What the difference between my keyboard and mouse is as far as sleep
modes and connectivity, I don't know, but if there are any commands I
can run and post the output here that might help somebody investigating
the bug, let me know. I'd also like to note that my keyboard never
disconnects if I am using the mouse for extended periods of time. In
other words, it doesn't appear that it's the keyboard going to sleep and
not able to reconnect, because if I am only using the mouse for hours
and don't touch the keyboard, the keyboard never disconnects. The
keyboard only disconnects if laptop screen powers off after a period of

Bluetooth Mouse looses connection after some time of inactivity
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