Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 407551
On bluetooth pairing from cell phone, it is not clear how to enter the PIN in Fedora
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:53:58 EST
Description of problem:
When I use the "Bluetooth manager" applet in F8 to make my laptop visible and
initiate pairing from my cell phone, I get the pop-up message from the Bluetooth
manager that says: "Pairing request for '<phone>' (<address>)". It is not clear
at all that I have to click on the message to get the PIN entry dialog.
I have seen some images on the Net of the "Pairing request..." pop-up that
includes the text "Click to open the passkey entry dialog". If that text had
been present on the Fedora version of the pop-up, my experience would have been
much much more pleasant.
I wasted nearly half a day trying to figure how to enter the PIN on the Fedora
F8 side of the process, and I am totally disgusted with Fedora now.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Bluethooth manager applet to turn visibility on.
2. Initiate pairing from cell phone.
3. Get "Paring request..." pop-up message in Fedora.
4. Waste hours trying to figure out how to enter PIN.
5. Click on pop-up message by accident and get PIN entry dialog.
Painless pairing to phone.
"Pairing request for ..."
"Click to open confirmation dialog"
That's what it says on my machine. See screenshot.
Could you take a screenshot of your popup, and attach the output of "rpm -q
bluez-gnome" and "rpm -V bluez-gnome"?
Created attachment 274901 [details]
rpm -q bluez-gnome: bluez-gnome-0.14-8.fc8
rpm -V bluez-gnome: produced no output
This is a fresh install of f8 and fully patched.
Created attachment 274911 [details]
Screenshot of connection pop-up.
Could you try using a smaller font size and let me know whether you can see
If so, I'll move this to the notification-daemon, either the popups would need
to grow bigger as the fonts get bigger, or the default theme should allow that.
That works. If I change the application font from the default size of 10 to 9,
then "Pairing request..." fits on one line and "Click to open passkey entry
dialog" is visible.
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8. It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora
'version' of '8'.
Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version'
to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 8's end of life.
Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 8 is end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora please change the 'version' of this
bug to the applicable version. If you are unable to change the version,
please add a comment here and someone will do it for you.
Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.
The process we are following is described here:
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.
Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.