Verified bluez 5.37-0ubuntu5.2 from -proposed, designer mouse works but
designer keyboard failed.
To fully support BT LE, looks like we need to upgrade bluez >5.44.
(verified bluez 5.46-0ubuntu4~somerville1 which comes form artful can
make designer keyboard works)
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Bluetooth LE pairing fail
Status in OEM Priority Project:
Status in bluez package in Ubuntu:
Status in bluez source package in Xenial:
When the Bluetooth adapter is not powered on it is not possible to use
it in normal way. We used to have a hack to force powering on by using
an udev rule but this doe snot work anymore. Luckily the BlueZ has
introduced "AutoEnable" option that makes the stack power on adapters by
Backporting this to xenial will improve life of the desktop users and
will not require them to hack the solution on their own. The fix itself
uses the well known solution to this problem that is floating around
there for a while.
The upload fixes the bug by enabling the 'AutoEnable' option in the
bluetoothd config file.
. 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:
On xenial install from ppa:
Now reboot the machine. The BT adapter shall be
If things go wrong the adapter will not be powered on after the system
boots up. Therefore while testing please focus on the adapter state,
i.e. powered on or off.
This fix is included in the development release, see:
[What to upload]
For xenial as in:
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