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[Bug 1557298] Re: [Xenial][Bluez5] Low Energy Keyboard is paired incorrectly
First there are many errors such as: "Not enough free handles to
register service" in the syslog for the Bluetooth service.
Then the attributes of the BLE devices are not read due to the auth
issue: "Error reading Report value: Attribute requires authentication
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[Xenial][Bluez5] Low Energy Keyboard is paired incorrectly
Status in Unity Control Center:
Status in bluez package in Ubuntu:
Failed to pair low energy(bluetooth smart, 4.0 or 4.1) devices
1. bluetooth smart mouse is being listed as "all type" in bluetooth-
wizard, however it is able to be paired and use, even repair(i'm
mentioning this because in some circumstance low energy device can be
only paired once, bug #1515179)
2. bluetooth smart keyboard is unable to use after bluetooth-wizard
says "OK". Also the passcode input is also not acting interactively
like when pairing with bluetooth 3.0 keyboard.
Above scenario also being verified with bluetoothctl and blueman.
More details about versions:
xenial daily (20160307)
bluetooth controller 0cf3:e005 Atheros Communications, Inc. (hci version: 4.1)
Designer Mouse, bluetooth smart (pairable, work, re-pair work)
Designer Keyboard, bluetooth smart (paired, not working)
BT3.0 keyboard, bluetooth classic (pair and work)
BT3.0 mouse, bluetooth classic (pair and work)
In control environment with the same hardware system and devices:
trusty 14.04.1 + dist-upgrade (stay with 3.13 kernel)
bluez5 5.35 (ppa: https://launchpad.net/~vidplace7/+archive/ubuntu/bluez5)
It works with all above devices but can only be pairing through
bluetoothctl, since the older bluetooth-wizard does not understand
bluez 5.x. Everything seems works fine, although there are a lot more
error messages, but since this bug is more about xenial, please let me
know if we need more information about this, I'm able to reproduce
this trusty scenario in anytime.
A little clarification, since I'm not sure how far the Bluetooth SIG is going to use Bluetooth Smart(Low Energy, or even Smart-Ready) to cover the versioning, I decided to just use what ever I saw on the product box.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: bluez 5.37-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-12.28-generic 4.4.4
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-12-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Mar 15 11:40:12 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-14 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160307)
InterestingModules: rfcomm bnep btusb bluetooth
MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude E5550
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-12-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=1079eca4-4293-4e51-ba0e-84f7d681cb2c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.product.name: Latitude E5550
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:71:CC:39:BD:22 ACL MTU: 1022:8 SCO MTU: 183:5
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:862538 acl:39687 sco:0 events:2668 errors:0
TX bytes:26235 acl:904 sco:0 commands:1021 errors:0
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