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How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22?

Ubuntu Rouch BQ bluetooth keyboard

Behaviour:

Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair.

To pair it on other OS (Android,iOS,Windows)it always first displays a dialogue with pairing request such this similar example on android: enter image description here

Such pairing request window never displays on Ubuntu Touch :-( Keyboard is model Flyshark by iLepo.

There is untested solutions using which involves developer mode using apt-get to install bluez-compat package https://www.wayneandlayne.com/blog/2010/06/14/bluetooth-keyboard-pairing-without-code-entry/

Update: (r24) the problem remains, dialogue asking for pin shows (picture bellow). I'm able to type the number, but not find out what the numbers are :-( Enter PIN

  • I ran in to the same issue on my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, with bluetooth keyboard SilverCrest SBT 3.0 A1. I have created a bug report on Launchpad: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-bluetooth/+bug/… and referred to this article there. Please select 'this bug affects me too' and add your info there too so this issue may get more attention – hugo venhorst Jul 25 '15 at 9:51
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This issue has been resolved in OTA 9. Bluetooth pairing now works perfectly as per screenshot:

enter image description here

Thank you Ubuntu Touch development team for their great work !

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