Bluetooth speakers not showing in sound settings


Hello, I’m new to Linux and Manjaro(Changed my other distro to Manjaro for some reasons :slight_smile: .) I have a bluetooth problem that when I connect to my Logitech speakers, it connects without problem but after that it does not appear in the Output devices section of the sound settings so it does not sound at all. Thanks in advance.

output for inxi -Fxz:

  Host: merks-pc Kernel: 4.19.20-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Gnome 3.30.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: PE60 2QE v: REV:1.0 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16J2 v: REV:0.B serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16J2IMS.119 date: 07/05/2016 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 37.4 Wh condition: 37.4/42.4 Wh (88%) model: MSI BIF0_9 
  status: Full 
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-5700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Broadwell rev: 1 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 43119 
  Speed: 1098 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1099 2: 1098 
  3: 1099 4: 1098 5: 1098 6: 1097 7: 1097 8: 1098 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5600 vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: 1.20.3 driver: N/A 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5600 (Broadwell GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.2 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.20-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5040 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 7.51 GiB (0.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO M.2 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS721010A9E630 
  size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 211.10 GiB used: 7.51 GiB (3.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.11 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 279 Uptime: 3m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.33 GiB (8.6%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 5.0.0 inxi: 3.0.30
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I’m torn. I have a suggestion but depending on how new you are to Linux it might be difficult. I had issues with a similar gnone bluetooth tool as well and ended up using a command line tool called bluetoothctl. The guide to get it going is here. If you’re able to set it up and get it going just know that every time you boot you have to tell it to power on (the power on command it has) and if programs like spotify are still using non-nluetooth speakers it’s because you need to restart spotify. (spotify acts weird)


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