This guide should apply to most Linux distributions, this was specifically performed on Ubuntu 18.04.
scan onto discover the Bluetooth module and MAC address.
pair <MAC_address>to pair, enter pin/pass code when/if prompted.
exitto leave Bluetooth control utility.
$ bluetoothctl [NEW] Controller B8:D1:3F:07:76:AE CMengler [default] Agent registered [bluetooth]# scan on Discovery started [CHG] Controller B8:D1:3F:07:76:AE Discovering: yes [NEW] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 PIDFLIGHT [bluetooth]# pair 20:17:01:12:21:09 Attempting to pair with 20:17:01:12:21:09 [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 Connected: yes Request PIN code [PID..agent] Enter PIN code: 1234 [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 UUIDs: 00001101-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 ServicesResolved: yes [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 Paired: yes Pairing successful [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 ServicesResolved: no [CHG] Device 20:17:01:12:21:09 Connected: no [bluetooth]# exit Agent unregistered
sudo rfcomm bind 0 20:17:01:12:21:09 1
/dev/rfcomm0in the 'Ports' field.
When you have finished with the Bluetooth connection, type the following to release the rfcomm0 device.
sudo rfcomm release 0