[Bug 447312] [NEW] [Karmic Beta] Bluetooth is disabled.

Henry Gomersall whg21 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 9 16:28:55 BST 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gnome-bluetooth

Bluetooth appears to be disabled. Mousing over the bluetooth icon shows
"Bluetooth: Disabled"

Clicking the bluetooth icon gives me a reduced menu with only options
shown in the attached screenshot.

The preferences dialogue is entirely greyed out as shown in the

I am aware of bug #441800 and I can confirm that I have gnome-bluetooth

This is running on Karmic Beta, updated and rebooted today (9/10/09).
This problem has only manifested itself on Karmic and bluetooth worked
fine under Jaunty.

The following output from dmesg reports no problems:
[    0.380007] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.15
[    0.380024] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    0.380024] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    0.706470] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.13
[    0.706472] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    0.706475] Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
[    0.706476] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[    0.706521] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[    0.706524] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[    0.706525] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[   26.738593] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   26.738596] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   27.395868] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.5

I cannot use any of the command line tools. There appears to be no
/dev/hciX devices.

Please advise what further information is required to debug this.

** Affects: gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

[Karmic Beta] Bluetooth is disabled.
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