bluetooth: pairing fails
cfroebel at web.de
Sat Dec 16 05:47:41 UTC 2006
I noticed that I cannot pair my cell phone with my computer running Edgy. I
think I worked under Dapper but I'm not 100% sure as I'm rarely using
My computer is visible to my cell phone. When I initiate pairing from the cell
phone it asks me for a pass. I enter it and the pairing fails immediately.
KBluetoothD pops up an error message, stating an authentication error.
The other way around it doesn't work neither. For example: I try to
access/open OBEX file transfer with Konqueror. Then, on my cell I first
confirm that I want to exchange data with my computer and after that I'm
asked for a pass. I enter it and after a while the pairing fails.
I was wondering why I only had to enter the pass on my cell phones and not on
my computer. I'm not very familiar with the BlueZ stuff. But I found out
that /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf is the place for the configuration. I had a
look inside. In the options section I found this:
# Automatically initialize new devices
# Security Manager mode
# none - Security manager disabled
# auto - Use local PIN for incoming connections
# user - Always ask user for a PIN
# Pairing mode
# none - Pairing disabled
# multi - Allow pairing with already paired devices
# once - Pair once and deny successive attempts
# Default PIN code for incoming connections
Ok, I though, so there is a default pass. But using this pass on my cell
Then I tried to set "security auto" which I think uses the pass given
in /etc/bluetooth/pin (also 1234). No luck with that, too.
After that I tried "security user" with the following line:
as I found on the net somewhere. And I commented-out the passkey-line. This
was supposed to bring up a dialog every time I need to enter a pass. But that
didn't work, too.
So, what's this all about?
Thanks and regards,
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