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I have an issue with bluetooth on Ubuntu 13.10 and I have no idea where to start looking. I finally gave a cat /var/log/syslog | grep -i bluetooth and this is what I got (after a sudo service bluetooth restart):

Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Terminating
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPHS
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Stopping SDP server
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[764]: Exit
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Bluetooth daemon 4.101
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Starting SDP server
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: DIS cannot start: GATT is disabled
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init deviceinfo plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init proximity plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init time plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init alert plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init thermometer plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Failed to init gatt_example plugin
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Bluetooth Management interface initialized
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: input-headset driver probe failed for device 7C:61:93:D4:A5:8F
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Adapter /org/bluez/3231/hci0 has been enabled
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Unknown command complete for opcode 19
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: hci0: Get Connections (0x0015) failed: Not Powered (0x0f)
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPHS
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct 25 19:30:02 razvan-asus bluetoothd[3231]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.58 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink

As I never worked with the bluetooth before (now I have some wireless speakers) I don't know how to diagnose the problem. Have any of you encountered this? or is just me?

EDIT:

I should add, the laptop I'm using is ASUS U31S

EDIT2:

Today I tried searching for a new device (a mouse) with the bluetooth "set up new device" and it worked. And after pairing I could access the speakers too. Prior to this hcitool dev would give nothing now I have:

Devices:
        hci0    74:2F:68:69:BD:AD

So... as far as I can detect, prior to pairing hci0 was down and after the search and successful pairing the device turned on and now the other connections work too... Any ideas? Thank you.

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Maybe this helps:

I suspect your bluetooth not working on 13.10 can be attributed to a bug in the latest kernel.

It can be fixed by installing a bazaar fork below:

https://code.launchpad.net/~robert-ancell/indicator-bluetooth/dont-hide-on-rfkill

Installation instructions can be found at:

How do I install a bazaar fork in 13.10?

The summary of commands to use:

sudo apt-get install bzr build-essential 
sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-bluetooth  
bzr branch lp:~robert-ancell/indicator-bluetooth/dont-hide-on-rfkill  
cd dont-hide-on-rfkill  
dpkg-buildpackage  
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i indicator-bluetooth_0.0.6daily13.02.19-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

Restart the system.

Details are at Bluetooth issues after Saucy upgrade

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I'll try it and let you know what I get. Thanks. –  razvanc Nov 3 '13 at 11:58
    
did try the above and got some Unmet build dependencies: libdbusmenu-gtk3-dev libgnome-bluetooth-dev libido3-0.1-dev libindicator3-dev valac-0.18 so I'll just wait for the update. Thanks. –  razvanc Nov 4 '13 at 22:14
    
sudo apt-get install -f This would install any dependencies that your previous installs missed –  charlie Nov 5 '13 at 11:23
    
Unfortunately it seems it's not that simple. sudo apt-get install -f doesn't seem to do anything about it. Anyhow, thanks for trying. –  razvanc Nov 6 '13 at 8:13
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