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Cannot pair my Apple Magic Trackpad

asked 2014-09-26 14:11:05 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 17:54:13 -0500

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I try to pair my Apple Magic Trackpad on Fedora 20 (successfully done on the same machine with Windows, both basic driver and Apple driver), the Bluetooth application finds it, but then asks me to enter a PIN on the mouse.

The PIN options button is disabled (grayed out).

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answered 2014-09-26 22:35:21 -0500

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updated 2014-09-26 22:36:25 -0500

Possibly the agent isn't being started from within Gnome you can pair from command line using


This wiki page explains how to do it on Arch: bluetoothctl

You can try just doing the steps to turn the agent on leave the terminal open, and bluetoothctl still running, then launching gnome bluetooth manager and add it with the gui. That might work, though most likely you will need to follow the entire process.

I have done this on Arch but the process should work for fedora as they both use systemd, and bluetoothctl.

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Great, it worked!

One must only pay attention to keep sliding the finger over the trackpad, otherwise bluetoothctl will complain about a not connceted device, and keeping trying the steps more than once.

pierods gravatar imagepierods ( 2014-09-27 02:42:05 -0500 )edit

Glad it worked, I had to do it for a Magic Mouse on one computer.

wapello gravatar imagewapello ( 2014-09-27 10:13:46 -0500 )edit

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