Since installing Zorin OS 16 (core) I'm having the problem that my bluetooth devices (keyboard and mouse) randomly disconnect. I can't say exactly when this happens, as I'm mostly using Zorin OS as a personal web server and so it stays on for 24/7 but it happens for sure in a timespan of within 24 hours.
Oddly enough, it's most of the times the mouse (Logitech MX3) that disconnects, but the keyboard (Logitech MX Keys) are still working. This is even more weird because in the settings-menu it says that Bluetooth was off while it's clearly not, as I'm still able to use my bluetooth-keyboard.
And most strangely, I can see in the device-overview a huge list of other devices which have all the same name. As I'm using a Zenfone I'm not sure if it's my phone that somehow keeps on registering itself as a new device...what I do is that I would sometimes plug in my phone on a USB-cable in order to charge it but that's all (voluntary) interaction between my phone and Zorin.
In terminal I would run bluetoothctl and what happened was that it spit out an endless list with devices and it wouldn't stop, event when hitting ctrl + c it would continue to do so. Is this a normal behavior, i.e. it pools nearby devices repeatedly and therefore I see continuosly new values appearing (MAC-addresses are repeating, but the connection strength values are changin) ? But surely it should stop doing so once I cancel it with ctrl + c but it just ignores it and keeps on printing new lines.
Thanks, I didn't know that Ctrl + z acts as a kill switch, good to know!
And good point about power management for Bluetooth. I did discover this in my Power settings but I'm not sure how to interpret it.
Does it mean that because the switch is active the power management can turn Bluetooth off? I did once deactivate the switch but then my Bluetooth-devices stopped working, so I assumed that it's just another switch to turn on/off Bluetooth.
Or is there somewhere else a setting where I can disable power management for BT? Thanks again!