I am trying to connect my Bose Quiet Comfort to my laptop via bluetooth.
I am able to connect and pair these headphones to my phone without issues as I would any other wireless Bluetooth device.
Command-line Connection attempt:
bluetoothctl I seem to be able to connect, but not to pair:
[bluetooth]# devices Device 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Bose QuietComfort 35 [bluetooth]# connect 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Attempting to connect to 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Connection successful [Bose QuietComfort 35]# devices [Bose QuietComfort 35]#ch)`pair ': pair 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Attempting to pair with 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed [CHG] Device 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Connected: no [CHG] Device 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Connected: yes
However, in the bluetooth GUI menu, it seems to think I'm paired with the device:
The headphones themselves never seem to recognise that the laptop is connected, and in my sound settings I don't see anything that I can output to, so the "pairing" is bogus I think.
So this is clearly an issue in ubuntu.
I've tried deleting the device and starting again, but every time I can connect but not pair. I also tried deactivating bluetooth LE as per this answer:
but the behaviour did not change.
Here's what happens when I type
info <MAC Address>:
Device 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Name: Bose QuietComfort 35 Alias: Bose QuietComfort 35 Paired: no Trusted: no Blocked: no Connected: yes LegacyPairing: no UUID: Generic Access Profile (00001800-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: Generic Attribute Profile (00001801-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: Device Information (0000180a-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: Bose Corporation (0000febe-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) Modalias: bluetooth:v009Ep400Cd0106
Not sure that's helpful.
GUI / Blueman Connection attempt:
I found this page, which seems relevant:
I tried using
blueman as suggested, which crashes whenever I try to pair my device.
I tried upgrading the suggested packages by running
sudo apt-get install libpam-systemd libsystemd0 libudev1 systemd ubuntu-mono udev
This stopped the error from appearing but I was still not able to pair with
blueman (no error, it just doesn't do anything when I try to pair).
I tried running
tail -f /var/syslog while I turned on my headphones, and saw this message:
Dec 7 20:18:15 elitebook bluetoothd: Unable to register GATT service with handle 0x0001 for device 04:52:C7:32:68:16 Dec 7 20:18:15 elitebook bluetoothd: Unable to register GATT service with handle 0x0013 for device 04:52:C7:32:68:16
I think this might be a clue...