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Thread: Repairing accidentally unpaired bluetooth 8bitdo controller

  1. #1
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    Sep 2019

    Repairing accidentally unpaired bluetooth 8bitdo controller

    I accidentally unpaired an 8bitdo SNES bluetooth controller from my lubuntu machine running RetroPie (where it was working fine). I went to re-pair it, but it never shows up as a device when I attempt to scan for new bluetooth devices. I'm sure I'm doing everything the same as I did it the first time. I've also tried *hard* removing the devices from /var/lib/bluetooth/ to make sure it wasn't a caching issue, but they still don't show up.

    Anybody have any ideas?

    Like I said, this was *just* working. Here is the output from "sudo systemctl status bluetooth.service":

    ● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Sun 2019-09-29 18:50:38 ADT; 42min ago
    Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
    Main PID: 551 (bluetoothd)
    Status: "Running"
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 2115)
    CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
    └─551 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

    Sep 29 18:50:37 arcee systemd[1]: Starting Bluetooth service...
    Sep 29 18:50:37 arcee bluetoothd[551]: Bluetooth daemon 5.48
    Sep 29 18:50:38 arcee systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
    Sep 29 18:50:38 arcee bluetoothd[551]: Starting SDP server
    Sep 29 18:50:39 arcee bluetoothd[551]: Bluetooth management interface 1.14 initialized
    Sep 29 18:50:39 arcee bluetoothd[551]: LEAdvertisingManager skipped, LE unavailable

    Last edited by stevedinn; September 29th, 2019 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Added information

  2. #2
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    Jul 2005

    Re: Repairing accidentally unpaired bluetooth 8bitdo controller

    Are you powering on the controller properly? IIRC you have to power it on in different ways to make it appear ready for pairing to various devices.
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