[Bug 989817] [NEW] Cannot change bluetooth device name

Junjie Jin 989817 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Apr 27 15:20:10 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

First, the bluetooth device name is incorrect by default. It should be
like "computer name + device number". In Ubuntu 11.10, if the computer
name is "mypc", the BT device name will be "mypc0". However, in 12.04,
it's always "ubuntu0".

Second, the trick using hciconfig hci0 name "new_name" won't work for
12.04 while it did work for 11.10. The name will restore to "ubuntu0"
after reboot or restarting bluetooth service.

Third, /etc/bluetooth/main.conf doesn't work. If I set the value for
"name" field in the config file, it won't affect the device name.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic-pae 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 27 23:09:10 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
 deja-dup                            22.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-bluetooth                     3.2.2-0ubuntu5
 indicator-datetime                  0.3.94-0ubuntu2

** Affects: bluez (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386 precise

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