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[Bug 618838] Re: Apple Magic Trackpad requires PIN to pair, fails manual pairing
If you read the date on the ticket, it was reported against the current
version of Ubuntu at the time. Sure, "Many things change." That
doesn't mean the bug was invalid, it just means you "won't fix."
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Apple Magic Trackpad requires PIN to pair, fails manual pairing
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The Apple Magic Trackpad requires a PIN to pair upon first activation.
Such PIN is '0000' which can be entered on a regular keyboard. Once
connected, it also requires granting authorization to connect again.
See the two attachments for such dialogs.
When trying to setup this device manually (after moving it from
another system, for example), by default Ubuntu will propose a random
6-number PIN, which can't be entered on the trackpad, which then means
This trackpad should connect automatically, although I don't
personally know enough about bluetooth to suggest how this should
I have documented a workaround to pair this device here:
Once paired the device does not need pairing each time the system is
used / restarted, it will remember it.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: bluetooth (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-15.21-generic 126.96.36.199
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-15-generic i686
Date: Mon Aug 16 15:24:53 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100812)
InterestingModules: rfcomm sco bnep l2cap btusb bluetooth
MachineType: Acer Aspire R1600
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-15-generic root=UUID=30841bc6-7bfc-4ffb-8b7c-60772f799265 ro nosplash
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.product.name: Aspire R1600
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:0F:3D:3D:7C:5C ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:7619 acl:369 sco:0 events:124 errors:0
TX bytes:551 acl:12 sco:0 commands:50 errors:0
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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