I have raspberry-pi 2 and i made a python program. My python program can detect BLE and send scan results using MQTT. The program will run automatically when restarted [Using cron-table]. Then I did mass cloning using the OS developed on Raspberry-pi2. After cloning, I tried on raspberry-pi 3 but BLE can't be scanned.

I've tried to troubleshoot by:

  1. Turn off crontab and run python program with terminal [BLE scan success]
  2. Run crontab again after doing hciconfig up and hciconfig down. [Not successful]
  3. Added shell script before python program in crontab [Unsuccessful]
  4. Run the command "sudo hcitool lescan" [scan success]

An indication of the problem that occurs is that when the cron-table is turned on, the BLE scan cannot run.

List of Figures:

  1. When running the program in terminal ["sudo python3 scanning.py"] enter image description here
  2. When running the command "sudo hcitool lescan" in the terminal enter image description here
  3. Command on crontable enter image description here


  1. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.2
  2. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Operating System:

  1. OS 10 [2021-03-04-raspios-buster-armhf-full.img]

Can anyone help? What caused this to happen?

  • How are you doing the scanning in your Python code? hciconfig has been deprecated . What is the status reported when you do sudo service bluetooth status? Are there any errors reported in journalctl -k? There are some benefits to using systemd for startup scripts like making sure the required parts of the system are up before running your script. In crontab, you can put a long sleep before your script is started?
    – ukBaz
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 14:33
  • Also, it is preferred if you copy and paste text (and format in a code block) rather than put screenshots
    – ukBaz
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 14:34
  • @ukBaz I'm sorry, the program code is secret. But, I describe correctly and I'm sure it's not coded wrong because this system has been running for almost 2 years on raspberry-pi 2.
    – renaldyks
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 14:41
  • @ukBaz oh thanks, i have a error like this "Sap driver initialization failed." and "Failed to set privacy: Rejected (0x0b)"
    – renaldyks
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 14:42
  • Are you running any of the cloned systems close to the original? If so turn all of the cloned ones off, and just use the original.
    – NomadMaker
    Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 20:09

1 Answer 1


it's a stupid solution, just make delay after rebooting system if you used crontable

@reboot sleep 15 && /home/pi/Desktop/..... .py 

I'm sorry because my brain is stopped working. :D Have a nice day

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