Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth fails authentication

By Simeon Atanasov

I am on Linux Mint 18.1(same as Ubuntu 16.04) with kernel version 4.4.0-59-generic an installed the Ralink RT3290 bluetooth driver from this guide: RT3290 Ralink driver in Ubuntu. I used BlueZ to pair my phone with my computer and it always fails, then i tried with bluetoothctl and gives me the following output:

simo1427@the-master-linuxmint ~ $ bluetoothctl
[NEW] Controller 9C:2A:70:6B:F1:E6 the-master-linuxmint [default]
[NEW] Device 00:22:37:15:74:F2 JBL Micro Wireless
[NEW] Device 84:8E:DF:60:E8:FC Xperia Z1 Compact
[bluetooth]# power on
Changing power on succeeded
[bluetooth]# agent on
Agent registered
[bluetooth]# pair 84:8E:DF:60:E8:FC 
Attempting to pair with 84:8E:DF:60:E8:FC
[CHG] Device 84:8E:DF:60:E8:FC Connected: yes
Request confirmation
[agent] Confirm passkey 465491 (yes/no): yes
Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed
[CHG] Device 84:8E:DF:60:E8:FC Connected: no
[bluetooth]# 

The same error is output when i try to pair my speaker with my computer.

Source:: http://askubuntu.com/questions/870688/ralink-rt3290-bluetooth-fails-authentication


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