Bluetooth Dongle Pairing but Not Connecting (Linux)
I have been trying to get bluetooth working correctly on Linux for a while now. I am using two systems that are having identical issues: Linux Mint 15 64-bit & Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit. Both are using the Cinnamon desktop. I have the following bluetooth dongle:
1) Bluetooth dongle is not always recognized at startup. Bluetooth icon does not display in the system tray. The bluetooth service is running:
I have to remove and re-insert dongle and system tray icon appears and dongle shows up under lsusb.
2) Cinnamon's GUI utility (under System Settings shows that bluetooth is disabled and the dongle still does not display under hcitool's device listing:
I can "enable" bluetooth with the GUI (not sure how to do it from a terminal) by selecting "On" then removing and re-inserting dongle again. Then the dongle shows up under hcitool:
I can then pair bluetooth devices (I have a phone and a mouse).
3) I cannot "connect" bluetooth devices. Often when I try to connect I get a kernel panic and the system crashes. If the system does not crash during connection the device will appear to be connected but still not work. Sometimes the system will crash when trying to access the device, for example, when I try to send a file to my phone. If the system does not crash the signal is never sent/received and the phone does not respond to the incoming file. In the case of the mouse it just doesn't work.
I have tried connecting to the devices using the default GUI utility supplied by Cinnamon/Linux Mint, the blueman GUI and hcitool. Sometimes the connection appears to be made and other times it connects for only a second or two then disconnects:
(NOTE: FC:C7:34:F2:F5:CD is the address of paired bluetooth phone as displayed by Cinnamon's GUI utility.)
The last time that I ran the hcitool cc command the Cinnamon utility showed the device connect for less than a second and disconnect. Then, within 10 or 20 seconds the system crashed.
(NOTE: This USB dongle works fine on Windows XP and Vista systems, so I am convinced this is a software issue on Linux.)
Linux Mint and Ubuntu both use the Bluez bluetooth stack. I have searched a bit for alternate stacks and found Affix, but it appears to be outdated and requires recompiling the kernel.
Built with and inside the kernel, packaged with the kernel, upgraded with the kernel, pretty much literally a part of the kernel. If you have driver problems, you have kernel problems, and upgrading your kernel is tantamount to upgrading your drivers unless you're using a third-party driver.
It'd be useful to know what modules you're using, come to think of it. lsmod
I installed KDE and GNOME desktops to see if I could get different results. So far I have tested KDE but it was exactly the same. When I switched back to Cinnamon the Gtk widgets were messed up. So I renamed my ~/.config directory and restarted. That fixed the widgets. But also I was able to successfully connect to my phone and transfer files. I thought maybe it was fixed so I tried connecting the mouse. It still didn't work and system crashed again. When I restarted I couldn't connect to my phone anymore. So I renamed ~/.config again and restarted. Again I could connect to the phone and transfer files, however the kernel eventually panicked. So it appears that the kernel will inevitably panic when connected to a bluetooth device.
Could you do it again without the grep please? 'bluetooth' is not a hardware driver, just a protocol one. The hardware drivers are often named after the chipsets they support and not necessarily be named 'blue'.
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one row and one column
A1 A2 A3 A4
And another Second file shows pairing
Want the output to be like based on the pairing ..
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