Bluetooth module not working after reinstall

I reinstalled Manjaro with the latest version yesterday with kde 6. Since then I’m not able to turn on my bluetooth to connect to anything. I use an Asus laptop, it used to work fine with older versions of Manjaro, the latest reinstall sparked this issue for me and a couple of friends.

sudo dmesg | grep -i bluetooth

[    8.704410] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[    8.704427] NET: Registered PF_BLUETOOTH protocol family
[    8.704430] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    8.704433] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    8.704436] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    8.704440] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[    8.807437] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for mediatek/BT_RAM_CODE_MT7961_1a_2_hdr.bin failed with error -2
[    8.807441] Bluetooth: hci0: Failed to load firmware file (-2)
[    8.807442] Bluetooth: hci0: Failed to set up firmware (-2)
[    8.807443] Bluetooth: hci0: HCI Enhanced Setup Synchronous Connection command is advertised, but not supported.
[    9.958191] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[    9.958192] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[    9.958196] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized

sudo inxi --bt-tool hciconfig

speed/min/max: 867/800/4600 MHz Kernel: 6.9.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 Up: 36m
Mem: 4/15.3 GiB (26.1%) Storage: 1.39 TiB (0.8% used) Procs: 309 Shell: Sudo
inxi: 3.3.34


 0 bluetooth hci0   unblocked unblocked
 1 wlan      phy0   unblocked unblocked

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I found a temporary solution to this issue.
Downgrading the kernel seems to help for now. The linux69 kernel was somehow creating an issue and downgrading the kernel to linux68 helped.
I read on some arch forums that it could be fixed by creating a symlink for the file


linked to the older file


This seems to have worked for others without downgrading their kernel but didnt for me. So i hope it helps anyone who is facing a similar issue.

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