Unable to connect/pair bluetooth device (Realtek)

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lingben
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Unable to connect/pair bluetooth device (Realtek)

Post by lingben » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi, I'm having some trouble with a brand new laptop with a fresh install of Linux Mint KDE 18.1 Serena - it is able to see bluetooth devices but not connect or pair with them.

Buetooth devices show up in "Available Devices" as series of alphanumerics, for example, 68-64-4B-5B-19-A5, but when I click on the connect button, it tries (the blue wheel spins) but it can't connect

I've checked here:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... /reserve-7

and the chipset I have doesn't seem to be included: 0bda:0129

here are some system info to get started, let me know if you need any other info and I'll be happy to paste it here, thank you in advance!

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lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 003: ID b49a:04f2  
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b483 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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sudo service bluetooth status
 
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2017-02-01 18:03:30 EST; 2min 16s ago
     Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
 Main PID: 814 (bluetoothd)
   Status: "Running"
   CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
           └─814 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Not enough free handles to register service
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Not enough free handles to register service
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Current Time Service could not be registered
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: gatt-time-server: Input/output error (5)
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Not enough free handles to register service
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Not enough free handles to register service
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Sap driver initialization failed.
Feb 01 18:03:30 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)
Feb 01 18:03:32 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.41 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Feb 01 18:03:32 NAMEXXXX bluetoothd[814]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.41 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink

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hciconfig -a

hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB                                                                                                         
        BD Address: B0:C0:90:93:22:BC  ACL MTU: 820:8  SCO MTU: 255:16                                                                 
        UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN                                                                                                         
        RX bytes:766 acl:0 sco:0 events:62 errors:0                                                                                    
        TX bytes:4997 acl:0 sco:0 commands:62 errors:0                                                                                 
        Features: 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87                                                                              
        Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3                                                                               
        Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF PARK                                                                                           
        Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT                                                                                                        
        Name: 'NAMEXXXXX'                                                                                                       
        Class: 0x1c010c                                                                                                                
        Service Classes: Rendering, Capturing, Object Transfer                                                                         
        Device Class: Computer, Laptop                                                                                                 
        HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Revision: 0xa                                                                                          
        LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Subversion: 0x8821                                                                                     
        Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corporation (93) 

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hcitool dev

System:    Host: NAMEXXXX Kernel: 4.4.0-59-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)                                                                                                                                                        
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena                                                                                                                                                               
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: X555LAB v: 1.0                                                                                                                                                                                
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X555LAB v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: X555LAB.601 date: 05/05/2016                                                                                                                                     
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-5010U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB                                                                                                                                                                           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8387                                                                                                                                                                  
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 2000 MHz 3: 2000 MHz 4: 812 MHz                                                                                                                                                        
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0                                                                                                                                                                       
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz                                                                                                                                  
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)                                                                                                                                                                     
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes                                                                                                                                                                                
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-59-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8821ae port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (4.7% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 225G used: 7.4G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 28 min Memory: 1133.0/3853.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35 

JeWu
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Re: Unable to connect/pair bluetooth device (Realtek)

Post by JeWu » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am

Same here with Logitech BT Mouse M535.

The bluez developer team seems to ignore the issue for years, considering the vast amount of unsolved forums submissions I found during my web searches. :x

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