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mate-bluetooth-properties hangs then crashes :(

Postby Lolo Uila on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:36 am

When I open the menu from the Bluetooth applet I can turn BT on/off and set visibility, but nothing else.

Click on Preferences... nothing :(
Click on Set up new device... nada :(

Try and launch mate-bluetooth-properties from a terminal and it exits with,
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tim@Shuttle-M13 ~/Desktop $ mate-bluetooth-properties

(mate-bluetooth-properties:2115): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Error while sending message: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


Tried sudo mate-bluetooth-properties, and,
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tim@Shuttle-M13 ~/Desktop $ sudo mate-bluetooth-properties
[sudo] password for tim:
** Message: adding killswitch idx 0 state KILLSWITCH_STATE_UNBLOCKED
** Message: killswitch 0 is KILLSWITCH_STATE_UNBLOCKED
** Message: killswitches state KILLSWITCH_STATE_UNBLOCKED

(mate-bluetooth-properties:2117): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type `BluetoothClient'

(mate-bluetooth-properties:2117): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `result != 0' failed
and the terminal is locked up at this point. Netbook and Desktop both do the same. This is the first time BT has not worked for me under Linux in a very, very long time. :(

Guess I'll continue with 10 on the desktop (yea, I know, no longer supported) & Crunchbang on the Netbook.

Edit: Hope this gets fixed soon. I'd like to upgrade to an LTS release.
Last edited by Lolo Uila on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:38 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: mate-bluetooth-properties hangs then crashes :(

Postby Lolo Uila on Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:32 am

Just tried the Cinnamon live DVD and Bluetooth seems to be fine there. No problem pairing my Bluetooth mouse or opening the preferences. Too bad about Mate... I'm surprised no one caught that.
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Re: mate-bluetooth-properties hangs then crashes :(

Postby xChris on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:29 am

I just noticed it too, as today I was trying to send a file to my mobile...
You can try to install the "blueman"

Also, as I see its already reported as 'bug' https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1005649
I hope it will be fixed.
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Re: mate-bluetooth-properties hangs then crashes :(

Postby Trek1701 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:18 pm

I posted a temporary solution (but not a fix) in lauchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+b ... omments/16

The temporary solution is to downgrade from actual version 1.2.1-2+precise to version 1.2.0-1.

Here is how to:

Download old packages:

32 bits:
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wget http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/import/m/mate-bluetooth/libmatebluetooth_1.2.0-1_i386.deb
wget http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/import/m/mate-bluetooth/mate-bluetooth_1.2.0-1_i386.deb


64 bits:
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wget http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/import/m/mate-bluetooth/libmatebluetooth_1.2.0-1_amd64.deb
wget http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/import/m/mate-bluetooth/mate-bluetooth_1.2.0-1_amd64.deb


Remove bug packages:
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sudo apt-get remove mate-bluetooth libmatebluetooth


Install previous version:

32 bits:
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sudo dpkg -i mate-bluetooth_1.2.0-1_i386.deb libmatebluetooth_1.2.0-1_i386.deb


64 bits:
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sudo dpkg -i mate-bluetooth_1.2.0-1_amd64.deb libmatebluetooth_1.2.0-1_amd64.deb


Hold the old version packages so that they are not updated to the current version:
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sudo echo mate-bluetooth hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections
sudo echo libmatebluetooth hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections


To check if they were properly hold:
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sudo dpkg --get-selections mate-bluetooth
sudo dpkg --get-selections libmatebluetooth


To remove the hold for a future update (real) fix:
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sudo echo mate-bluetooth install | sudo dpkg --set-selections
sudo echo libmatebluetooth install | sudo dpkg --set-selections


Reboot your system and it should be working again.
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Re: mate-bluetooth-properties hangs then crashes :(

Postby baj on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:34 pm

Worked perfectly! Thanks Trek1701!!! :D
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