Bluetooth auto-connect not going through

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I finally got Bluetooth working on my late 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro running 11.10-amd64 Ubuntu. However, I'm having some weird problems that I've noticed were pretty global across what I was doing. Essentially, my Bluetooth device will be able to connect, but it won't actually get used or utilized for anything unless I intervene to make stuff happen. My device will connect initially to my computer, then drop the connection and go into pairing mode, as if it can't see anything it's automatically connected to. I'll see the device connect and then disconnect every so often on my computer, apparen (HowTos)