After rebooting, I need to manually turn on bluetooth and click to connect my mouse. Is there a way to tell Loki to remember from last time that bluetooth was on and to reconnect the mouse?

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In terminal:

Enter the /etc/bluetooth/main.conf file. There you'll find settings for bluetooth. I see that the last line is about AutoEnable, change it to true.


  • Thanks @Dysproz, this forces bluetooth to be on. Is there a way to force it to reconnect to the bluetooth mouse after rebooting? I still need to manually select the mouse using the touchpad.
    – landrykid
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 8:17
  • I found that: 1. Turn on your mouse 2.In terminal use hcitool scan 3.You'll see your mouse and it's MAC address. 4. Paste <device oui="You Mouse MAC address" type="mouse" name="Your mouse name" pin="0000"/> to /usr/share/gnome-bluetooth/pin-code-database.xml . I'm not sure if that'll work, but I saw that here: askubuntu.com/questions/486347/…
    – Dysproz
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 11:17
  • Thanks for the help. I tried your suggestion plus others in the link without success. What's odd is that the mouse will work for about a second, then go to sleep until I select it from the bluetooth widget (using my touchpad). Also, the mouse is shown twice in the widget. Bluetooth is the most quirky feature I've experienced using Linux.
    – landrykid
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 4:11

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