Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 831019
unable to pair with simple bluetooth serial module
Last modified: 2013-07-31 16:43:19 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):
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:
1.run bluetooth wizard
2.fail to pair device
Here's a grep for the device ID in the /var/lib/bluetooth/00:1C:F0:6C:4A:8E/
did:00:12:01:07:00:65 FFFF 0000 0000 0000
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
The device is one of these:
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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