LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
kite
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Shenzhen, China
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 300

Rep: Reputation: 47
bluetooth mouse stopped working after upgrade to 12.2 from 12.1


Anyone have the same problem? i suspect that this problem is related to kernel 2.6.27.7. if I used the kernel 2.6.24.5 from 12.1 under 12.2, bluetooth mouse is happy.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
Slack-Lars
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Slackware Current
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
No problem here...
I use the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser, which uses bluetooth, with the kernel 2.6.27.7-smp packages...

Good luck :-)
Lars.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
Bourdieu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Paris
Distribution: Slackware current
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 2
My bluetooth logitech V470 stop working too after I upgraded some packages in slackware-current between 12.1 and 12.2.

I suppose the package responsible for this is bluez-utils.

I tried to enable all bluetooth services in rc.bluetooth.conf but It didn't change anything.

Code:
SDPD_ENABLE=true
HIDD_ENABLE=true
HID2HCI_ENABLE=true
RFCOMM_ENABLE=true
DUND_ENABLE=true
PAND_ENABLE=true
It may be a problem of wrong configuration on my side, but the mouse used to work nicely and It just stopped after an upgrade in current.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #4
adriv
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Diessen, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 659

Rep: Reputation: 38
I've had some problems with bluetooth myself after upgrading to SW 12.2, but I found the solution here.
Perhaps it leads you to a solution too.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 02:28 AM   #5
kite
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Shenzhen, China
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 300

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 47
Thanks for the pointer. But unfortunately, it does not help even though I have actually upgraded to the bluez-utils-3.36-i486-5.tgz at slackware-current already.

So my workaround is to use linux kernels *prior* to 2.6.27 only, such as 2.6.24.5 from slackware 12.1, or self-compliled 2.6.26 series.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:53 AM   #6
gegechris99
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 32bit
Posts: 719
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 76
Hello Kite,

Which bluetooth mouse are you using? How does it connect to your PC (bluetooth adapter or internal bluetooth??)

If it's working on kernel 2.6.24.5 but not on kernel2.6.27.7, I would suggest to check which kernel modules are loaded on the working kernel (use lsmod command) and then do the same with the not working kernel.

If you detect a module that is not automatically loaded with 2.6.27.7, try to load it manually as root:

Code:
/sbin/modprobe module_name
 
Old 02-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #7
kite
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Shenzhen, China
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 300

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 47
hello gegechris99,

For 2.6.24.5, the module name is hci_usb
As for 2.6.27.7, btusb

So it is not a problem with the module loading

The microsoft bt mouse 5000 was found but did not connect and the error printed was: hci_cmd_task: hci0 command tx timeout

ubuntu Intrepid Ibex also has the same problem with the similar 2.6.27.* series of kernel.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 04:58 AM   #8
kite
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Shenzhen, China
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 300

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 47
I forgot to mention that I used an external usb bt adaptor

lsusb showed:
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:18 AM   #9
gegechris99
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 32bit
Posts: 719
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 76
Hello,

It seems to be a bug on bluez that is corrected as per version 4.12 according to this post:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...02/comments/41

Release note bluez 4.12
 
Old 02-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #10
MS3FGX
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351
BlueZ 4,x is a completely different series than what is used in Slackware (and most other distributions, actually). Bugs in 4.x have nothing to do with 3.x, they are different code bases.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:58 PM   #11
GatorSMS
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by kite View Post
Anyone have the same problem? i suspect that this problem is related to kernel 2.6.27.7. if I used the kernel 2.6.24.5 from 12.1 under 12.2, bluetooth mouse is happy.
I had a similar problem, the Bluetooth mouse worked in 2.6.17 kernel, but not 2.6.22.14.

The solution was:

hidd --connect 00:00:00:00:00:00 (use the MAC address of the mouse in place of the zeros of course). It didn't matter that the 2.6.22.12 kernel actually saw the mouse, it wouldn't connect to it.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 12:46 AM   #12
kite
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Shenzhen, China
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 300

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 47
hidd --connect 00:00:00:00:00:00 did not help at all, as I said,ther might be something wrong/changed starting from kernel 2.6.27.*
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouse stopped working Oxagast Linux - Hardware 1 11-30-2006 04:06 AM
Mouse side buttons stopped working after xorg upgrade J.K Mandriva 4 03-17-2006 06:07 AM
Kernel upgrade to 2.6.10 and mouse stopped working oxblood Slackware 13 02-04-2005 01:02 PM
Mouse stopped working after system upgrade driptray Linux - General 3 08-21-2004 04:00 AM
Mouse stopped working after upgrade to FC2 from FC1 bmzf Fedora 9 07-04-2004 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration