Bluetooth mouse dies (Resolved)
From a Blueman forum I found this advice:
"Try removing everything under /var/lib/bluetooth and restart bluez."
And a followup:
"i didn't help to only restart bluez, though. i had to reboot."
So I renamed the /var/lib/bluetooth/ folder to /var/lib/bluetooth.old/, and created a new, empty /var/lib/bluetooth/ folder. Then I shut down and restarted the computer.
When Fedora came up and I logged in I opened Blueman. None of my devices were listed any more. So I put the mouse in discovery mode and clicked on Search. When it found the mouse I added it to the list, then connected. All has been fine since (crossing fingers).
Looking at the /var/lib/blutooth.old/ folder and the new one I find just about every config file is different in the new one. And in the old one there was a file called "linkkeys" owned by root that does not exist in the new one. I wonder if I might have been able to fix things just by removing that file.
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I spoke too soon. It takes longer before it goes idle, but when it goes idle it still disconnects.
Why did it work flawlessly for seven days after installing Fedora 11, and suddenly develop this problem?
I like things that start with "lin*," so I use Linux and my major is linguistics.