I own a Logitech M555b mouse for use with my HP Elitebook 8570w laptop running Kubuntu 12.04. Works fine right after connecting using the KDE Bluetooth control module.
However, after some time (seemingly random), it starts to lag. Movements are being delayed for roughly 500ms for a short period of time. Usually it recovers after some time too, but it can take minutes. All actions are being delayed: movements, click, scrolls. Additionally, the movements can be choppy during these times.
A workaround that always works for the same short period of time is to disconnect an re-connect the mouse. This can be done using the same KDE Bluetooth control module.
What did I try already?
Running this at boot time:
echo on > `readlink -f /sys/class/bluetooth/hci0`/../../../power/level
To disable any power saving features on the Bluetooth
Check the mouse's batteries (it's just a week old, other new batteries: same result)
- Checking logs and kernel messages about Bluetooth-related entries: none aside the expected messages on connect time.
- I'm running kernel
3.5.0-13-genericas provided in the xorg-edgers PPA. Booting the regular 3.2 Precise kernel results in the same behaviour.
Some other information that may help:
- It happens when no other Bluetooth connections are active on the machine.
- Similar symptoms also occur on my Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) headset, but then it's audio lagging and skipping. Swapping Bluetooth profiles as described here then helps. Conclusion: it's not the mouse that's faulty.
- The headset always worked fine using my now dead Thinkpad T61p with built-in Bluetooth.
The bluetooth module in my laptop is connected via USB and shows up as
0a5c:21e1 Broadcom Corp.
Turning the built-in Bluetooth adapter off and using another one works fine, without lag.
0a5c:2046 Broadcom Corp. Bluetooth Device
I'm mobile and several people around me are using Bluetooth at work (A2DP mostly). It also occurs at home, where my neighbours are probably using Bluetooth as well. It could just be radio interference, but I think Bluetooth connections should just hop to another channel. And, moreover, it just works properly instantly when re-connecting.
Therefore I think it's a software driver issue and I'd like to debug it. Is there any way to get more verbose logging on the Bluetooth(-hid) modules?