GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 734855
gnome-bluetooth cannot use pin = 1234
Last modified: 2017-08-25 22:05:37 UTC
Please put all the details in this bug report.
I have a BT serial port with a pin of 1234. I cannot pair to this device with gnome-bluetooth. Every attempt results in gnome-bluetooth requiring a 6 digit random pin. I was able to pair when I uninstalled gnome-bluetooth and installed bluez-gnome. Bluez-gnome will actually send a 4 digit 1234 pin and connect. I am in the process of setting up the serial port in Ubuntu so that I can communicate with the device. My hope is that this will be fixed in Lucid so that I will not have to go through the text based setup of rfcomm for this device.
In addition, gnome-bluetooth is very reluctant to connect to the PANU served by my phone. It was set up and after a number of tries I was able to exchange PIN numbers and connect. Unfortunately, I was only able to connect to the PANU once. With bluez-gnome, it works all the time every time.
For what it is worth, the OBEX file connection to my Nokia has been very robust under either manager.
My BT dongle reports as this one:
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
At the very least the version number of gnome-bluetooth used would be helpful, so that I know which version of BlueZ you're using as well.
It seems I've made a mistake here and the bug isn't confirmed by any currently supported version downstream.
Just wait for a while since I confirm that.
Yes, it is known to affect gnome-bluetooth version 188.8.131.52.
In addition, it doesn't appear to be limited to the 1234 PIN. If I try and set anything other than the automatic option, I still get the prompt to enter a PIN on my device. If I select one of the fixed PIN options and press Close, when I next go to the PIN options dialog the automatic option is still set.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (sorry, don't know how to get the version of gnome-bluetooth)
@ Stewart Hardwick
As you can see in <https://launchpad.net/gnome-bluetooth>, the version of GNOME Bluetooth used in Ubuntu 14.04 is 184.108.40.206.
Is this still a problem 3 years later in GNOME 3.24 or 3.22?
@ André Klapper
I don't know. I reported this bug on behalf of another person in (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-bluetooth/+bug/551950), which proved to be a bad practise.
I will ask the downstream reporter to subscribe here if they are still interested in this bug.
@ André Klapper
Requested downstream: if by 2017-08-15 nobody has answered, you can close this report.
I'm unsubscribing now, but feel free to subscribe me again if you need further info.
Sorry, it seems I cannot unsubscribe. So I will be receiving follow ups anyway.
This bug still exists, I can confirm on two separate setups running 16.04 LTS. I originally asked a question over on AskUbuntu about this and eventually found my way here and on the corresponding LaunchPad bug report. Is there anything I can help with on this?
Here's the question I asked this week: https://askubuntu.com/questions/947255/missing-pin-options-from-bluetooth-pairing-gui
The GNOME version shipped in Ubuntu's 16.04 is two years old and upstream GNOME developers do not maintain such old versions anymore.
Can anyone still reproduce this issue with GNOME 3.24 or newer?
I cannot tell myself. I reported this bug on the behalf of another user, but I don't own a bluetooth adaptor.
Moreover I quit Ubuntu and GNOME a few months ago. Now I only trust a type of project: those where developers are free to present their ideas as they wanted, but users have the final say on what option to make the default. Like a free market.
Nevertheless I will ask affected users downstream to provide the needed info here.
Closing task as INCOMPLETE for the time being.
I'd be happy to help out but I am unsure of how to proceed. Is this something I can test out with my current Ubuntu 16.04 install?
apt list gnome-bluetooth:
gnome-bluetooth/xenial,now 3.18.2-1ubuntu2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
Linux lyle 4.4.0-92-generic #115-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 10 09:04:33 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
No. See comment 14.
I would test with (https://antergos.com/download/antergos-live-iso).
I finally had some time to test with the mentioned live image. This is fixed in the version of gnome-bluetooth packaged with Antergos (gnome-bluetooth 3.20.1+1+ge902d1a-1). Ubuntu 16.04 packages 3.18.2 so I think this can be closed finally. It looks like 3.20 is packaged with upcoming Ubuntu versions anyways if I'm reading this page correctly https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-bluetooth
Thanks for the help.
You are welcome ;)