[Bug 611459] [NEW] Bluetooth utility doesn't remember the friendly name after reboot

Yannick Drolet ydrolet at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 21:32:57 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gnome-bluetooth

I bought one of those USB Bluetooth v2.1 dongle from eBay, to replace my
old v1.2 dongle which worked perfectly, and came from eBay too. I
plugged it into my PC, turned on my PC, transfered some files from a PDA
and talked via a Bluetooth headset, everything worked as expected.
However, I'm unable to change the friendly name via the GNOME Bluetooth
properties. The name is stuck to "ISSCBTM". In fact, the friendly name
reverts to "ISSCBTM" only after a reboot. If I change the friendly name,
my Bluetooth devices will see the new friendly name during all my
session, but after a reboot, they'll see again the default "ISSCBTM". I
tried on both Karmic and Lucid, with the same dongle but with different
PCs, and the same thing happens. This didn't happen with my old v1.2

If I use this new v2.1 dongle with Windows XP or Windows 7, BlueSoleil
or built-in driver, everything works perfectly. I can change the
friendly name without any troubles, and stays even after a reboot.

I found that this same problem happens with Fedora,

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jul 29 16:05:53 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.2)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-bluetooth 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-22.60-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-bluetooth
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-22-generic i686
 (gnome-settings-daemon:3201): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:3201): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:3243): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:3235): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (firefox-bin:5519): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times

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

** Tags: apport-bug i386

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