Bug#552185: gnome-bluetooth] read/write access to the /dev/rfkill device is required

Andrea Veri and at debian.org
Wed Jan 6 11:41:50 UTC 2010

2010/1/6 Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com>

> Am Mittwoch, den 06.01.2010, 00:20 +0100 schrieb Andrea Veri:
> > this means that every g-bluetooth's release *after* the 2.27.9 one
> > will have this issue, so downgrading to a release which is before that
> > one would fix this issue.
> I would love to try with a 2.27.x Debian package, but couldn't find one
> in the usual places. :(

gonna try to build a copy for you somewhen :)

> > Did you try the Ubuntu package with bad results as well? they added
> > the udev rule that should fix this rfkill issue, so it looks to me a
> > bit strange that nothing works even with it.
> Yes, I even tried with the gnome-bluetooth_2.28.1-0ubuntu2 packages from
> ubuntu and it didn't work (well, at least the system tray icon is back,
> but everything else still seems broken, e.g. the spinner in the "Device
> Search" window of bluetooth-wizard isn't moving).
> BTW, I have the following in dmesg when I plug in my dongle:
>  btusb_intr_complete: hci0 urb f6785880 failed to resubmit (19)
>  btusb_bulk_complete: hci0 urb f6785a00 failed to resubmit (19)
>  btusb_bulk_complete: hci0 urb f6785000 failed to resubmit (19)
>  btusb_send_frame: hci0 urb f4327680 submission failed
> Does it maybe mean it's broken?

looks to me like a kernel issue with the new btusb kernel module, I found
out a bug report in Launchpad as well:


I tried it myself and I get the same errors when I plug in my dongle, so
it's definitely not your hardware broken.
It could also be an issue with bluez itself, but bluez is actually
unmaintained in Debian, so I really don't know who could take care of this

Anyway we gonna try to include the rfkill switch directly into udev,
hopefully this issue will be finally fixed. (or at least the users affected
will reduce)
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