Bluetooth systray widget stops working when suspend

im having an interesting bug with bluetooth widget on plasmashell. steps to reproduce:
1)enable bluetooth and connect to anything (headphones in my case)
2)suspend to ram (via kde plasma menu, systemctl suspend or even echo mem > /sys/power/state, all works the same)
bluetooth is enabled on resume, it even connects to my headphones automatically, but bluetooth tray widget doesnt show that. instead it says that "no devices found" (even tho it may enable and disable it) untill you restart plasmashell (i do pkill plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell) then it works fine again. and in systemsettings app bluetooth works fine always.
so i either just use settings now or restart plasmashell every time. both ways are annoying so i just wonder if someone face this problem as well or there is a solution

i already tried lts kernel and disabled bluetooth-autoconnect.service. standalone widget (outside the tray, like on desktop) works the same way. any ideas to try?

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btw why i dont like to restart plasmashell is 'cause it causes dolphin to crash, especially if there is a copying process. another issue i would like to solve.

my /usr/lib/systemd/system-sleep/ is empty and /etc/systemd/sleep.conf only contains comments. everything is on default.

I would probably suspect a power-saving feature doing this. That's what I'd research first.

i dont know what do you actually mean by power-saving feature, sorry.
but what i did is i disabled everything in garuda assistant > settings > power save tweaks and then rebooted. no result, widget still stops working on resume.

and i honestly dont know why this works, actually it even should not, but the solution is
add sudo systemctl stop bluetooth either to resume target of systemd, or (which i did) right into hotkey after the actual suspend command (like `systrmctl suspend ; sleep 5 ; sudo systemctl stop bluetooth)
it now leaves the bluetooth disabled after resume but widget does not stop working

notice that im using sudo without password on my system and otherwise it would not work if your sudo asks for a password.

Nah, I'm thinking a simple modprobe.d configuration file entry would do.

That's not the way to do things. That hacky shit presents an extreme security risk, and neither you nor I know just exactly what they are.

If I'd seen your post earlier I could have saved you some effort. The usual way this is corrected is by writing a service to stop bluetooth before suspending, then restarting it after resume.

Your method while it works, may be overwritten in the future by an update (unless you used a systemd override file). It is best not to modify the actual system service itself.

@c00ter already covered why it is not a good idea to remove the password prompt from sudo for your other fix.


well, as you may see by my inxi im not a security fan, i prefer speed, performance and comfort. imho security on localhost is not important until you try out some viruses or whatever. of course i will change my opinion if i'd be hacked but it's like 4 years so far of using sudo without password, chmod -R a+w /usr/* and other security risks that just saves time.

but yes, you might just do suid bit for systemctl or something.
or call it with pkexec so you would have to enter your password on resume every time, but that is so secure XD

actually you can't disable bluetooth since it just instantly restarts itself and appears in tray again after less than a second, sometimes not even disabled
and sometimes it does not until you restart plasmashell but it's enabled anyway

Really, well I'll have to inform all the users I've written successful bluetooth suspend services for to quit using them as you've informed us this does not work. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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i'm trying systemctl stop bluetooth only. maybe i should do bluetooth.socket or whatever?
and i thought it restarts automatically because it crashes fairly often. like every third time i disconnect my headphones it crashes and then appears again
so i need to systemctl disable bluetooth ; systemctl stop bluetooth to just stop it and then enable and start to run. :confused:

Search and Yee shall find:

Change the entries from hibernate to sleep in the service.


thanks, that solved my problem (even though it would be much easier and even faster to just disable+stop and then enable+start...)
but now suspend takes a lot of time which is kind of annoying so i have do edit my sleep hotkey cmd anyways. dirty hack is xbacklight -s 0 -t 0 ; systemctl suspend ; sleep 2 or so idk ; xbacklight -s 100 -t 0 this makes it look like suspend is instant xd

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