I'm trying to connect a BT USB dongle to anything. Once paired, on my Mac (Mac OS X 10.9) I get 'Bluetooth serial failure has occurred. Failed to open RFCOMM serial channel'. It also pairs with my mobile but cannot connect. I've tried to:
edit the RFCOMM config file where I added my laptop's MAC address and tried different channel numbers from 1-3. Then I did
sudo rfcomm bind all
connect with a different laptop. It seems that whatever device is paired with the BT dongle, they cannot connect
Also, when my Mac's BT is on, the dongle keeps trying to connect and gives me the above mentioned error message. The Pi's BT dongle does appear in the system profiler though.
I've been trying to fix it for three days. Please someone help!
UPDATE: Re-installed the image of the Pi and the problem still persist: I can pair the dongle with anything but cannot create any kind of connection while on my Mac I get the usual serial error message (EVERY 30 SECONDS!!!). This is what the System Profiler says about the dongle, note that it doesn't mention 'serial' among the services:
raspberrypi-0: Address: 00-15-83-0C-BF-EB Major Type: Desktop Minor Type: Computer Services: OBEX Object Push, Hands-Free Audio Gateway, AVRCP TG, AVRCP CT, SIM Access Server, Dial-Up Networking, Headset Audio Gateway Paired: No Configured: No Connected: Yes Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (0x3, 0xC5C) Class of Device: 0x01 0x01 0x0104 AFH: On AFH Map: 0000F0FFFFFFFF7F RSSI: -81 Role: Master EDR Supported: No eSCO Supported: No SSP Supported: No