Tested the keyboards successfully with Lubuntu 12.04 Precise and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring which confirms this is a regression.
linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae, bluez 4.98-2ubuntu7 linux 3.8.0-35-generic, bluez 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 ** Changed in: bluez (Ubuntu) Status: New => Triaged ** Changed in: bluez (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided => High -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to bluez in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1490347 Title: [Regresision] 15:10 - Cannot pair with devices using PIN codes Status in bluez package in Ubuntu: Triaged Bug description: Bluez 5.3 does not have support for pairing with devices (such as keyboards) that use a PIN code for pairing. A mouse pairs correctly. From my research it seems as if the ChromeOS project developed patches to fix this and they are supposed to have been included in Bluez 5.4 (that statement dated April 2013) but I've not yet identified them. "The agent's implementation in bt_console/bluetoothctl upstream is incomplete, missing some functions like DisplayPincode." https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=222661 Along with the loss of Headset profiles meaning VoIP applications can no longer use HSP/HFP profiles (requiring functionality yet to land in Ofono) this cripples the use of Bluetooth for much else than A2DP or mouse input. Attempting to pair with, for example, an Apple Wireless Keyboard that pairs and works correctly with 14.04 LTS, fails totally on 15.10. The mouse shown below is already paired, connected, and working. $ bluetoothctl [NEW] Controller 00:1F:3A:E0:0A:AF hephaestion.lan.iam.tj [default] [NEW] Device 00:0A:95:4B:BD:C2 Apple Wireless Keyboard [NEW] Device 00:07:61:3B:86:98 Bluetooth Travel Mouse [bluetooth]# agent on Agent registered [bluetooth]# default-agent Default agent request successful [bluetooth]# scan on Discovery started [CHG] Controller 00:1F:3A:E0:0A:AF Discovering: yes [CHG] Device 00:0A:95:4B:BD:C2 LegacyPairing: yes [CHG] Device 00:0A:95:4B:BD:C2 RSSI: -48 [bluetooth]# pair 00:0A:95:4B:BD:C2 Attempting to pair with 00:0A:95:4B:BD:C2 >>> at this point nothing is happening >>> so I press Enter on the keyboard and... [agent] PIN code: 791166 >>> I type 791166 Enter and ... [agent] PIN code: 237744 >>> I type 237744 Enter and... [agent] PIN code: 358866 >>> I type 358866 Enter and... Request PIN code [agent] Enter PIN code: 1234 >>> I type 1234 Enter on the keyboard and 1234 at the prompt... Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed This cycle repeats in various permuations. Sometimes the final "Request PIN code" does not appear. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bluez/+bug/1490347/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp