[Bug 281580] [NEW] [Intrepid] New Bluetooth Wizard fails to pair with Apple Keyboard...

Ricky Campbell cyberdork33 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 06:04:59 BST 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: bluez

With the latest updates to Intrepid testing, the new bluetooth device
setup wizard (which is an excellent improvement over the previous setup
methods) fails to pair with my Apple Keyboard (pre-aluminum, broadcom
based). No debug information or error messages are given other than
"failed to pair".

Further making this an issue is the fact that the recent bluetooth
updates also removed the hidd binary from Ubuntu (again).

This method seems to be the only thing that works for Apple Bluetooth Keyboards recently:

Notice that it requires hci to be reset, but cannot use hid2hci to do
this. The keyboard was working fine previous to the update using the
method in the above link.

Removing reliable and useful software from the repos that can be useful
for workarounds when new software is introduced is not a good idea. The
hidd binary has been removed several times from Ubuntu and each time it
has been requested that it is put back. Please make this binary
available in the repos via other means so that it can be used as a
fallback in the future.

** Affects: mactel-support
     Importance: Medium
         Status: New

** Affects: bluez (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apple bluetooth keyboard mactel

** Also affects: mactel-support
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: mactel-support
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

[Intrepid] New Bluetooth Wizard fails to pair with Apple Keyboard...
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