[mythtv-users] Apple Bluetooth keyboard keeps going to sleep

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Tue Jun 29 02:02:23 UTC 2021

> On 29 Jun 2021, at 7:08 am, David Newman <dnewman at networktest.com> wrote:
> Ever since upgrading from Ubuntu 16 LTS (and then 18 and now 20), I've
> been having an issue with an older Apple bluetooth keyboard where the
> keyboard becomes nonresponsive after somewhere between 2 and 10 minutes.
> I can get it working again but only if I power-cycle the keyboard or
> remove/reinsert the dongle, or both. I've also tried fresh akaline AA
> batteries in the keyboard multiple times, and replacing the dongle, but
> the problem follows the keyboard.
> The 'hcitool con' command shows the keyboard is still connected when
> this happens, usually in "state 1". However, the keyboard's caps lock
> key won't illuminate after it goes to sleep.
> Is there some command on the Ubuntu side that would keep the keyboard
> awake? It's a pain to use as is.
> Thanks!
> dn
> Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-77-generic x86_64)
> Apple magic keyboard (aluminum, early 2010s)
> TrendNet TBW-106UB USB 2.0 dongle)

Using mine on a NUC (builtin bluetooth) I have no issues (On ubuntu 20.04 and SuSE Leap 15.2)

My kbd is 2010ish

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