Bug#570065: gnome-bluetooth: bluetoothd not started

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Sun Aug 8 11:41:15 UTC 2010

Package: gnome-bluetooth
Version: 2.30.0-2
Severity: normal


I'm in a similar situation as the original poster.  Bluetooth is
reported to be enabled, but there's the red cross in the applet.
See http://strlen.de/ukleinek/bluetoothbug.jpg for a screenshot.
Obviously I cannot enable it, my "problem" here is, that bluetoothd is
not running.   (I havn't investigated *why* it's not running yet.)

IMHO the bluetooth applet should be able to handle that situation (i.e.
no running bluetoothd) more smooth.

When I start bluetoothd as root, the cross goes away and the applet
becomes usable.

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (900, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (900, 'proposed-updates'), (900, 'testing'), (900, 'stable'), (600, 'unstable'), (102, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-rc6-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-bluetooth depends on:
ii  bluez                   4.66-1           Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii  consolekit              0.4.1-4          framework for defining and trackin
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.30.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-2         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-4         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.2.24-3         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.86-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.0-2          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-bluetooth7     2.30.0-2         GNOME Bluetooth tools - support li
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1- 0.5.0-2          sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.1-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libunique-1.0-0         1.1.6-1          Library for writing single instanc
ii  obex-data-server        0.4.5-1+b1       D-Bus service for OBEX client and 
ii  obexd-client            0.28-1           D-Bus OBEX client
ii  udev                    158-1            /dev/ and hotplug management daemo
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnome-bluetooth recommends:
ii  gvfs-backends                 1.6.3-1    userspace virtual filesystem - bac

Versions of packages gnome-bluetooth suggests:
ii  gnome-user-share              2.30.0-1   User level public file sharing via
ii  nautilus-sendto               2.28.4-2   integrates Evolution and Pidgin in

-- no debconf information

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