After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as intended.

I already have enabled and uncommented AutoEnable under Policy on /etc/bluetooth/main.conf

Any ideas on why or how can I fix this

  • Which version of elementary are you using?
    – Sebastian
    Jan 1, 2019 at 18:27
  • I had the same issue, but it stopped happening after I upgraded all my packages and rebooted recently.
    – Ken Kinder
    Jan 31, 2019 at 18:06

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This solution worked for me so far:

Edit /etc/bluetooth/input.conf and under section [General], uncomment the line IdleTimeout=0

# Set idle timeout (in minutes) before the connection will
# be disconnect (defaults to 0 for no timeout)

Interesting that defaults to 0... but in my computer bluetooth was disconnected after roughly 10 minutes.

After specifically defining "0", I tested with more than 1 hour inactivity. Also, I switched the USB adaptor from a regular USB port to a USB 2.0 port (it didn't fix the problem before, but since I enabled the IdleTimeout, it's working now).

Hope it helps you too...


Allright, so I found this on the internet. I cannot test this on my own so I can't confirm it as a working solution but it seems to coincide with your issue. You could give it a try.

Fixing Bluetooth in Ubuntu, Pop!_OS 18.04

  • Already tried those :/ with no avail. Thanks for the reply :D Dec 31, 2018 at 22:02
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    I am so sorry, I hope someone with more knowledge will be able to post a solution, this issue with the usb port has been going on since always on linux systems, such a shame.
    – user16597
    Jan 1, 2019 at 0:47

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