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[Bug 1510570] Re: BLE pairing fail
Bluez 5.40 works for me for both Designer keyboard and mouse. At this
time Ubuntu has not packaged it up into a DEB but I was able to build
and install it myself (search for bluez 5.40 to find how to download the
entire large source). I am using Ubuntu 16.04 but a newer kernel made by
Ubuntu (4.6.0-040600-generic). It is also important to install the
patches Guilhem mentions in #22.
I needed some additional packages to do the build. This is the whole
procedure as well as a website that helped me figure this out:
./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
sudo apt-get install glib2.0
sudo apt-get install libdbus-1-dev
sudo apt-get install libudev-dev
sudo apt-get install libical-dev
sudo apt-get install libreadline-dev
sudo make install
(I got help from http://rrbluetoothx.blogspot.com/2016/04/rr-bluetooth-
They haven't got everything right yet: both devices, though they work
fine, are of unknown type, and syslog is still littered with python
failures whenever one of these connects or disconnects.
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BLE pairing fail
Status in bluez package in Ubuntu:
On 15.10 we now have bluez 5 so we can pair BLE devices like the
Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse.
But this pairing doesn't work very well. Mouse is seen but pairing fail.
More information: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104011#c5
This is due to udev rule that use "hcitool" to power on device.
Hopefully, bluez 5.35 has a new parameter "AutoEnable" who can be used instead of udev rules.
here is a commit with this parameter: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~guilhem-fr/bluez/autoenable/revision/138
And a ppa to test it: https://code.launchpad.net/~guilhem-fr/+archive/ubuntu/bluez-autoenable
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