Bluetooth Won't Connect To Anything

Started by HarrisonCreates, January 06, 2020, 10:24:56 PM

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Good Afternoon All,

This forum has been a godsend, and I've exhausted all kinds of research trying to figure this out.

I have bluetooth enabled, systemctl status bluetooth is active, and I can scan for and find devices in bluetoothctl. So bluetooth is finally enabled and works perfectly except when it comes to connecting.

I literally cannot connect to any device. I'm trying to send keyboard input from the A64 to my laptop, but I can't even connect to it.

Any advice? I have no idea how to proceed from here.

Thank you so much!


You are using A64-OLinuXino, correct?

What is the exact image that you use? (type "uname -a" and let me know the results if not sure)
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex


Hi! Sorry this is so late!

The version I am using is Linux olinuxino 5.2.5-suxi64 #5.92.1, aarch64 GNU/Linux

I've read that it's a common issue. I have the olinuxino advertising as an HID keyboard and I can scan it as such on other devices, and I can pair just fine, but I can never connect.



I was thinking can this be related to the software used? Can you try using another tool instead of "bluetoothctl", maybe test with "blueman"? It is a GUI tool. Are the results the same?

Best regards,
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex