TimMD
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Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:52 pm

Hi all,

After following the instructions here:

https://www.element14.com/community/doc ... berry-pi-3

I'm using the Bluetooth setup assistant from the menu bar, the Pi can see the keyboards I'm trying to pair with (I've tried 3 so far), but I get 'Pairing in Progress' followed by 'Failed to Add Device', using both random and pre-assigned passkeys. All 3 keyboards can be paired with other devices (Macs, iPads, iPhones), so the fault isn't with the devices...

Is there anything else I can try?

TIA,

ff76
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:55 am

I have to guess.
Maybe it's a problem with the keyboard-Layout while entering the pairing key?
I noticed with my own keyboard that the Layout after pairing/connecting was always a British Layout, altough I changed it in the Preferences to a German Layout.
I had to set the Layout in /etc/default/keyboard, the entry there is called XKBLAYOUT.

zealousd
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:01 am

i am still new to Pi and may not be 100% on this but apparently the Bluetooth software was not 100% completed and still being worked on so there could be some issues with compatibility.
Raspberry Pi 3
Ubuntu Mate
Web Server

TimMD
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:22 am

Danke, aber die Nummer stehen auf deutschen und britischen Tastaturen in der gleichen Stelle...

Thanks, but the numbers on a British and German keyboard are in the same place...

It's very frustrating, since wi-fi set up was flawless, and I can't even connect the Bluetooth keyboard with a USB cable.... it will only connect over Bluetooth apparently... :0(

I'll just have to wait...

lmoss30
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:23 pm

Hi

I had similar issues and followed the instructions here, it took some effort but in the end managed to get a working set up.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=138334

hope this helps

Lee

TimMD
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks for that, Lee... i'll have a look later in the week...

TimMD
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Re: Pi 3 Bluetooth not Pairing...

Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:48 pm

Well, I followed the Terminal instructions in Lee's link and after a few failed attempts, it appears to be working, although I don't really know what I did to get it to succeed.

Many thanks for the advice...

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