I have a bluetooth keyboard bought for tablet usage. Since I lost the dongle, I got the MediaLink bluetooth dongle. I was able to pair it with my laptop but when I plugged-in the dongle to my Raspberry pi 3(KODI installed), it is not paring.

I checked the log using "dmesg" and I saw the command timeout exception. I tried to google around and found some post where it pointed to download the driver file. I did that but still i am getting the same error.

Could you please help me on how I could fix this issue.

Regards, Raaj

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I resolved this issue by buying a new dongle Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0. After that I inserted and checked the dmesg. It recognized the device and followed these instructions Connecting A Bluetooth Device to pair the device.

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