Following these questions: Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04 RT3290 Bluetooth not pairing in Ubuntu 14.04 has lead to a Bluetooth driver that works, except it will not pair. It will recognize and attempt to pair with my Samsung cellphone, a Google Nexus 10 tablet, and a BestBuy tv soundbar. But every pairing attempt results in "Incorrect PIN or password".
The response by David Foerster on Mar 25 at 23:06, "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a known bug for an unsupported device." gives aid and comfort to those who still claim that civilians should avoid Linux because it requires recompiling device drivers. A device used in this many commercial products should be supported. You may stop reading if you disagree.
One poster listed three dozen machines using the RT3290 chip. (Over 10^5 units shipped, I would guess??)
My question is whether the community wants to leave this device as an impediment to Linux adoption, or whether someone will help me debug the pairing problem.
I will post or share all the details of my ASUS laptop and software if anyone wants to help, but uname -a = Linux pascal 3.13.0-49-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 10 20:11:33 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux"
---edit-- Sorry I forgot to link the bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1189721 Yes, I subscribed to it months ago.