[Bug 618838] [NEW] Apple Magic Trackpad requires PIN to pair, fails manual pairing

Fabián Rodríguez 618838 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Aug 16 20:30:57 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: bluez

The Apple Magic Trackpad requires a PIN to pair upon first activation.
Such PIN is '0000' which can be entered on a regular keyboard. Once
connected, it also requires granting authorization to connect again. See
the two attachments for such dialogs.

When trying to setup this device manually (after moving it from another
system, for example), by default Ubuntu will propose a random 6-number
PIN, which can't be entered on the trackpad, which then means pairing

This trackpad should connect automatically, although I don't personally
know enough about bluetooth to suggest how this should happen.

I have documented a workaround to pair this device here:

Once paired the device does not need pairing each time the system is
used / restarted, it will remember it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: bluetooth (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-15.21-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-15-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 16 15:24:53 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100812)
InterestingModules: rfcomm sco bnep l2cap btusb bluetooth
MachineType: Acer Aspire R1600
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-15-generic root=UUID=30841bc6-7bfc-4ffb-8b7c-60772f799265 ro nosplash
SourcePackage: bluez
dmi.bios.date: 06/17/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: P01-A1
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: FMCP7A-ION
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP01-A1:bd06/17/2009:svnAcer:pnAspireR1600:pvr:rvnAcer:rnFMCP7A-ION:rvr:cvnAcer:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Aspire R1600
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
 hci0:	Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
 	BD Address: 00:0F:3D:3D:7C:5C  ACL MTU: 192:8  SCO MTU: 64:8
 	RX bytes:7619 acl:369 sco:0 events:124 errors:0
 	TX bytes:551 acl:12 sco:0 commands:50 errors:0
 0: hci0: Bluetooth
 	Soft blocked: no
 	Hard blocked: no

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

** Tags: apport-bug i386 maverick

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