Bluetooth not really working

Well hello, the thing is bluetooth isnt really working. When I try to use it via settings>bluetooth its searching and thats it ;/ .
This is what I get when I use systemctl status bluetooth.service :

bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sat 2024-04-27 15:11:04 +07; 5min ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 2578 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 5802)
     Memory: 832.0K (peak: 1.3M)
        CPU: 64ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─2578 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: Starting SDP server
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support csip plu>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: profiles/audio/micp.c:micp_init() D-Bus experimental not en>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support micp plu>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support vcp plug>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support mcp plug>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support bass plu>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() System does not support bap plug>
апр 27 15:11:04 gabe-hpnotebook bluetoothd[2578]: Bluetooth management interface 1.22 initialized

when I go to bluetoothctl with power on:

bluetoothctl                                                                                   ✔ 
Waiting to connect to bluetoothd...[bluetooth]# Agent registered
[bluetooth]# power on
No default controller available

I have a feeling somethings wrong with the drivers

You need to install more bluetooth programs like manjaro-bluetooth bluez and more from bluez like bluez-libs bluez tools etc.
Just open octopi and search for blue, install programs until it works.

It might help to start with system information.

inxi -Farz

This is cannot be considered a valid suggestion.

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Well at least, he should have a tray-icon and the device manager, instead of

No, you don’t throw all kinds of software at the problem without having made sure that the system can even see a bluetooth adapter.
Looking at system information is the first step.

Maybe the methodology works on Windows… :person_shrugging:

Oh? Are we now spamming the thread with semi-funny comments?
By exactly that two guys what reply fruitless at other threads until a point, where it then ends at "sorry, its not my field of expertise "

Well, i first installed bluez, as i had my first bluetooth device. It did not really work out of the box without adding more stuff.

Hows about, you care first more about working software for bluetooth. Unnecessary Software can be easy removed.
But i guess, we are then again at that point of “oh, its not my field of expertise”.

cool story

Right now we are still at the:
“we don’t have the necessary information to recommend anything”

With a decent quality crystal ball you may have the advantage here. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi @Joe_Ge

Actually, I thought that you were trying to be funny.

…at least, at first.

What is interesting is that you somehow managed to pad out my comment with your additional waffling.

Yes, unnecessary software can be removed.

However, when you throw many of the same types of software at a problem, with all of them competing, you’re sure to have conflicts of some kind which ultimately, defeats the purpose.

Incidentally, it is not my field(s) of expertise that are in question here, but, yours. You could have simply enjoyed/ignored a ‘semi-funny’ comment and moved on, however, you chose differently. That’s on you.


Ok ok im sorry being a bit late but here

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Based upon

I found some info which points to missing firmware - and where to get it and how to use it.

Three examples:

My bluetooth not show any near devices

Hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-216d.hcd failed with error -2? - Hardware Support - Zorin Forum


 ~/Downloads  sudo cp BCM43142A0-0a5c-216d.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm

This is where I got it

Thanks to nachlese rebooted and worked :wink:

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