It seems like it doesnt matter what pincode you send from the OS to the device as long as you reciporicate that by entering the same pincode into the device and pressing enter
that sounds normal to me, I kind of assumed it was what you were doing? I have 3 phones that I connect using bluetooth and on all I have to enter the same pin code as the one displayed on Mint 17 (else anyone could just connect to them) It may have now been enforced for all items including kb.
Edit: tried a logitech kb on Mint 13 no need to enter pin, on Mint 17 had to enter pin.
No, previously the pass key that I enter into the keyboard is one which is displayed on the screen on the laptop for me to submit - the passkey is different 4 - 5 digit integer every time you pair the keyboard.
Prior to being shown the passkey by the GUI in LM 15 I have to enter a pincode into the bluetooth GUI (which I leave as default):
Open bluetooth GUI -> select device to pair -> enter pin code into GUI -> loading takes place -> 5 digit number appears on OS screen, instructions to enter this into the keyboard and press enter -> pairing complete
However currently (LM 17) I enter the pin code into the GUI then while the pairing process is taking place I enter the same pin code into the keyboard and press enter.
In LM 15 I would wait for the GUI to show me the aforementioned 4 - 5 digit integer which I would enter into the keyboard then pairing would complete:
Open bluetooth GUI -> select device to pair -> enter pin code into GUI -> loading takes place -> enter pin code into keyboard and press enter (there are no instructions indicating that I have to do this, up to this point everything displayed on the GUI is the same as what was shown in LM 15) -> pairing complete
I am sure this can be replicated as I have been using fresh installations of Linux Mint 17 and 15 - but it works so I can't complain.
Unfortunately I cannot get screenshots because I have removed my LM 15 installation.
Thanks for your help PatH
A quote from another thread describing pairing bluetooth devices in linux:
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Now in the hcidump terminal you will see a few things scroll past until you get something that looks like:
2013-02-07 15:35:40.653393 > HCI Event: User Passkey Notification (0x3b) plen 10
bdaddr XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX passkey xxxxxx
Type the 'passkey' in and press ENTER
I do not get the 'passkey xxxxx' string in my hcidump -a (as documented in this thread).
This paskey xxxx value is the integer which (in LM 15) is displayed in the bluetooth GUI with instructions to enter the integer into the keyboard and press enter.
In my case I simply enter the pincode and press enter.