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[Bug 1551858] Re: [bluetooth] Connecting to Apple BT keyboard fails due to PIN prompt


** Also affects: bluez (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Tags added: bluez-touch

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  [bluetooth] Connecting to Apple BT keyboard fails due to PIN prompt

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Bug description:
  Connecting to the latest generation Apple BT keyboard ( the one with
  the USB port & no batteries ) fails on an Ubuntu Touch device, as when
  you press the "Connect" button on the device page, a dialog titled
  "Bluetooth Pairing Request" is displayed, with the following text:

  Please confirm that the PIN displayed on 'Magic Keyboard' matches this
  one: XXXXXX

  The dialog has "Cancel" and "Confirm PIN" buttons.

  The keyboard has no display on which a PIN could be displayed.

  When using other devices ( Ubuntu Desktop 15.10, 16.04, Android, OS X,
  ... ) to connect this keyboard all that's necessary is to click/press
  the 'Connect' button in the appropriate place, and the keyboard
  automatically connects, and is usable with no other actions required
  from the user.

  Reproduced on krillin ( rc-proposed/bq-aquris.en/270 ) which has bluez
  5.36-0ubuntu2~overlay1 installed.

  Reproduced on arale ( rc-proposed/meizu.en/258 ) which has bluez 5.37
  installed from silo 39.

  Note, after dismissing the dialog, subsequent attempts to connect may
  not re-display the PIN dialog, instead nothing happens.  I've found
  that this requires power cycling the keyboard to clear and cause the
  PIN dialog to be displayed again.

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