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Old 05-05-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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Bluetooth: hcitool auth doesn't work.


For some reason i can connect to my bluetooth devices but i cant pair with them. I used to be able to pair with them on my other machine, a box would come up asking for the pin code but that doesnt come up now. i did install bluez-pin but when i try to run bluez-pin nothing happens.. it just skips a line.

when i try to pair with something it just sits there for a while and says

HCI authentication request failed: Connection timed out
or
HCI authentication request failed: Input/output error

i running FC5 x86_64

here`s my hcid.conf

Code:
#
# HCI daemon configuration file.
#

# HCId options
options {
        # Automatically initialize new devices
        autoinit yes;

        # Security Manager mode
        #   none - Security manager disabled
        #   auto - Use local PIN for incoming connections
           user - Always ask user for a PIN
        #
        security user;

        # Pairing mode
        #   none  - Pairing disabled
           multi - Allow pairing with already paired devices
        #   once  - Pair once and deny successive attempts
        pairing multi;

        # PIN helper
        pin_helper bluepin;

        # D-Bus PIN helper
        #dbus_pin_helper;
}

# Default settings for HCI devices
device {
        # Local device name
        #   %d - device id
        #   %h - host name
        name "%h-%d";

        # Local device class
        class 0x120104;

        # Default packet type
        #pkt_type DH1,DM1,HV1;

        # Inquiry and Page scan
        iscan enable; pscan enable;

        # Default link mode
           none   - no specific policy
        #   accept - always accept incoming connections
        #   master - become master on incoming connections,
        #            deny role switch on outgoing connections
        lm accept;

        # Default link policy
        #   none    - no specific policy
           rswitch - allow role switch
         #  hold    - allow hold mode
         #  sniff   - allow sniff mode
         #  park    - allow park mode
        lp rswitch,hold,sniff,park;

        # Authentication and Encryption (Security Mode 3)
        auth enable;
        encrypt enable;
}
 
Old 07-18-2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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You have been rather patient I see... Your conf looks quite the same as mine except I have the full path to the helper app (and lm set to master but that can't be it). Full path shouldn't matter unless it isn't in the user $PATH. Did you make changes to other files in /etc/bluetooth? What happens if you start /etc/init.d/bluetooth and then "hcitool -i <localdevice> scan"?
 
Old 11-09-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by towel401 View Post
For some reason i can connect to my bluetooth devices but i cant pair with them. I used to be able to pair with them on my other machine, a box would come up asking for the pin code but that doesnt come up now. i did install bluez-pin but when i try to run bluez-pin nothing happens.. it just skips a line.

when i try to pair with something it just sits there for a while and says

HCI authentication request failed: Connection timed out
or
HCI authentication request failed: Input/output error

i running FC5 x86_64

here`s my hcid.conf

Code:
#
# HCI daemon configuration file.
#

# HCId options
options {
        # Automatically initialize new devices
        autoinit yes;

        # Security Manager mode
        #   none - Security manager disabled
        #   auto - Use local PIN for incoming connections
           user - Always ask user for a PIN
        #
        security user;

        # Pairing mode
        #   none  - Pairing disabled
           multi - Allow pairing with already paired devices
        #   once  - Pair once and deny successive attempts
        pairing multi;

        # PIN helper
        pin_helper bluepin;

        # D-Bus PIN helper
        #dbus_pin_helper;
}

# Default settings for HCI devices
device {
        # Local device name
        #   %d - device id
        #   %h - host name
        name "%h-%d";

        # Local device class
        class 0x120104;

        # Default packet type
        #pkt_type DH1,DM1,HV1;

        # Inquiry and Page scan
        iscan enable; pscan enable;

        # Default link mode
           none   - no specific policy
        #   accept - always accept incoming connections
        #   master - become master on incoming connections,
        #            deny role switch on outgoing connections
        lm accept;

        # Default link policy
        #   none    - no specific policy
           rswitch - allow role switch
         #  hold    - allow hold mode
         #  sniff   - allow sniff mode
         #  park    - allow park mode
        lp rswitch,hold,sniff,park;

        # Authentication and Encryption (Security Mode 3)
        auth enable;
        encrypt enable;
}



in the options add one line
passkey "1234"

and then connect
 
Old 11-09-2007, 09:05 AM   #5
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in the options add one line
passkey "1234"

and then connect

in the options add one line
passkey "1234"

and then connect
 
  


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