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Bug 831019 - unable to pair with simple bluetooth serial module
unable to pair with simple bluetooth serial module
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-bluetooth (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-11 21:13 EDT by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2013-07-31 16:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 16:43:15 EDT
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Description Tom Horsley 2012-06-11 21:13:08 EDT
Description of problem:

I just got my clean install of fedora 17 running as my default boot and I
was trying to pair with a bluetooth device that supports RFCOMM, and the
bluetooth-wizard constantly failed when I tried to do the pairing.

So, I decided to try an end-run around the wizard and rsynced the
fedora 16 /var/lib/bluetooth directory to my fedora 17 /var/lib/bluetooth.

One reboot later, and I have no problem creating the rfcomm0 device
and opening it and talking serial, so there is apparently no problem
talking bluetooth, only a problem doing the initial pairing.

Where the bug actually is, I have no idea, but since bluetooth-wizard
is the user facing side where the bug is reported (constantly says
"failed to connect"), I figured I'd start out reporting the bug against

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Tried several times to pair the device both as ordinary user and as root,
and it always failed to pair with no real useful information printed.
Sometimes the wizard would briefly flash some message like "type 314159"
into the device, but never long enough to actually even read the number,
then it would report failure.

Steps to Reproduce: bluetooth wizard to pair device
Actual results:
constant failure

Expected results:
paired device

Additional info:

Here's a grep for the device ID in the /var/lib/bluetooth/00:1C:F0:6C:4A:8E/

classes:00:12:01:07:00:65 0x000000
did:00:12:01:07:00:65 FFFF 0000 0000 0000
features:00:12:01:07:00:65 FFFF8FFE9BFF5983
lastseen:00:12:01:07:00:65 2012-06-08 00:22:02 GMT
lastused:00:12:01:07:00:65 2012-06-12 00:57:10 GMT
linkkeys:00:12:01:07:00:65 930C35A524A1016899710E973CEF607C 0 4
manufacturers:00:12:01:07:00:65 10 4 5941
names:00:12:01:07:00:65 H-C-2010-06-01
profiles:00:12:01:07:00:65 00001101-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
sdp:00:12:01:07:00:65#00010000 35390900000A000100000900013503191101090004350C350319010035051900030801090006350909656E09006A09010009010025054465762042
trusts:00:12:01:07:00:65 [all]
types:00:12:01:07:00:65 01

The device is one of these:
Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2012-06-11 21:16:05 EDT
I'm talking bluetooth via a D-Link bluetooth dongle which lsusb shows

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
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