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linuxbawks 05-14-2013 04:23 AM

Bluetooth question with Connection Timeout in Bluez-4.99 Package
I'm running the Bluez-4.99 service for Bluetooth under Debian.
I'm trying to get a HIDD device (Bluetooth input device) to auto-disconnect after timeout.

The setting IdleTimeout=XXX minutes is placed in /etc/bluetooth/input.conf. But it doesn't have any effect. The device is still connected past the timeout.

gdizzle 05-15-2013 06:36 PM

Ok I know really nothing of this but I will have a stab, have your tried the IdleTimeout in seconds?

Can you paste your


linuxbawks 05-16-2013 03:15 AM

I have this:


# /etc/bluetooth/input.conf


But I'm afraid this config isn't being read because the input-device (a PS3 Bluetooth RC) is not a strict HID device but a "Fake-HID" device.

I'm looking for any other solutions how I can timeout this device's Bluetooth connection.

gdizzle 05-16-2013 06:26 PM

I take it you followed something like this?

Can you try via MAC address for your device as seen below?



# This section contains options that are specific to a device
# Set a custom idle timeout (in minutes) for this device

Do you have any other Bluetooth devices connected to the system? If so can you disconnect them an isolate the problem by only pairing the controller?

linuxbawks 05-17-2013 04:16 AM

Yes I'm well aware of those two links.
They work by patching the Bluez package.

I was after something which didn't involve patching.

Edit. I've since found out Bluez-4.101-6-fc18 (Fedora-Core package) provides an auto-timeout of around 10 minutes hardcoded and built-in to the Bluez service.

I'm still interested in any alternative solutions if they possibly exist.

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