[Bug 212839] [NEW] Laptop bluetooth button behaviour (bluetooth service starts on boot regardless)

Launchpad Bug Tracker 212839 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Sep 9 04:12:13 BST 2008

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When I press the bluetooth button on my laptop, bluetooth functionality
toggles between active and inactive (that's a cool feature, thanks to
the developers involved in getting that happening). However, when I
reboot the laptop my previous bluetooth setting is lost and bluetooth is
always active again.

What I would expect to happen is that my bluetooth settings are
persistent (as with other devices and Other OS). I'm now using Kubuntu,
I previously used Ubuntu and never notice the issue, so maybe it only
applies to Kubuntu.

I don't know how this works, or what package is involved. If you can
fill in the gaps that would be great. I've had this issue using Kubuntu
7.10-8.04. From what I recall, this issue didn't exist in Ubuntu
6.10-7.04. I'm using an ASUS A8J laptop. This issue may apply to other
devices such as wireless, I've noticed that my screen brightness
settings and sound volume settings seem to persist after a reboot (these
devices also have similar physical buttons on the laptop, more reason to
expect the bluetooth button to behave the same).

On a related issue, there is no apparent GUI to disable bluetooth. This
means that your average user isn't going to know how to prevent this
device from automatically starting on boot. I had to manually go in to
the system services and disable the bluetooth service from running at
boot in modes 2-5 to get the desired result. The problem I have with
this method is that every time the system performs a major update I
loose this setting as well.

This issue may relate to bug #35971.

** Affects: bluez-utils (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

** Tags: regression
Laptop bluetooth button behaviour (bluetooth service starts on boot regardless)
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