Broken Bluetooth

My bluetooth doesn’t seem to be working.

$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no

systemctl | grep bluetooth
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:14.0-usb1-1\x2d3-1\x2d3:1.0-bluetooth-hci0.device       loaded active     plugged   /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/bluetooth/hci0              
  sys-subsystem-bluetooth-devices-hci0.device                                            loaded active     plugged   /sys/subsystem/bluetooth/devices/hci0                                             
  bluetooth.service                                                                      loaded active     running   Bluetooth service                                                                 
  bluetooth.target                                                                       loaded active     active    Bluetooth

Yet my system tray doesn’t display it and when navigating to System Settings > Bluetooth > Adapters it says “Your Bluetooth adapter is powered off”.

# tlp-stat
+++ Wireless
bluetooth = on
wifi      = on
wwan      = none (no device)

hci0(btusb)                   : bluetooth, not connected
wlp58s0(iwlwifi)              : wifi, connected, power management = off

My kernel details:

$ pacman -Q | grep linux
archlinux-keyring 20200820-1
lib32-util-linux 2.36-1
libutil-linux 2.36-3
linux-api-headers 5.8-1
linux-firmware 20200901.r1699.d5f9eea-1
linux54 5.4.64-1
util-linux 2.36-3

I found this but don’t know what it means:

$ systemctl status bluetooth
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-09-24 12:54:56 PDT; 5 days ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 79946 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 9044)
     Memory: 2.1M
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─79946 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 systemd[1]: Starting Bluetooth service...
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Bluetooth daemon 5.54
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Starting SDP server
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Bluetooth management interface 1.14 initialized
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.43 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Sep 24 12:54:56 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.43 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Sep 24 12:55:48 R2D2 bluetoothd[79946]: Failed to set mode: Failed (0x03)
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:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

You’ve posted a lot of information but please read this:


and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)

:innocent:

P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which CPU/GPU you have, …

I have the same issue, haven’t found a solution yet. Here are the inxi details…

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host
System:
Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64
root=UUID=a96ea804-4893-4496-b761-0b627ace75ed rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor resume=UUID=add507f6-49ae-4131-a522-44290da4b557
udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: GNOME 3.36.6 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro12,1 v: 1.0 serial:
Chassis: type: 9 v: Mac-E43C1C25D4880AD6 serial:
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-E43C1C25D4880AD6 v: MacBookPro12,1 serial:
UEFI: Apple v: 192.0.0.0.0 date: 06/11/2020
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 57.5 Wh condition: 59.6/74.8 Wh (80%) volts: 12.8/11.4
model: SMP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full cycles: 781
Memory:
RAM: total: 7.68 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (17.7%)
RAM Report:
permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5287U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Broadwell family: 6 model-id: 3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 2F
L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 23209
Speed: 2905 MHz min/max: 500/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2901 2: 2902
3: 2900 4: 2902
Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon
avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16
cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority
flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid
invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr
nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln
pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap
smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow
tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt
xtopology xtpr
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 vendor: Apple driver: i915 v: kernel
bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:162b
Display: wayland server: X org 1.20.8 compositor: gnome-shell
driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: 0
resolution:
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (BDW GT3)
v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:160c
Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9ca0
Device-3: Broadcom and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera
driver: bdc-pci alternate: bdc_pci bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:1570
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.6-1-MANJARO
Network:
Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC
vendor: Apple driver: brcmfmac v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0
chip ID: 14e4:43ba
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac:
IP v4: type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
broadcast:
IP v6: type: noprefixroute scope: link
WAN IP:
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 465.92 GiB used: 14.14 GiB (3.0%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Apple model: SSD SM0512G size: 465.92 GiB
block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
serial: rev: PA0Q scheme: GPT
Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found.
RAID:
Message: No RAID data was found.
Partition:
ID-1: / raw size: 454.92 GiB size: 446.78 GiB (98.21%)
used: 14.14 GiB (3.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 label: N/A
uuid: a96ea804-4893-4496-b761-0b627ace75ed
ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 1.00 GiB size: 1023.0 MiB (99.80%)
used: 312 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 label: N/A uuid: ABDE-E333
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 10.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 label: N/A
uuid: add507f6-49ae-4131-a522-44290da4b557
Unmounted:
Message: No unmounted partitions found.
USB:
Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 11 rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller
type: Keyboard,Mouse,Bluetooth driver: btusb,hid-generic,usbhid
interfaces: 6 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 05ac:8290
Device-2: 1-5:3 info: Apple Internal Keyboard/Trackpad (ISO)
type: HID,Keyboard,Mouse driver: apple,bcm5974,usbhid interfaces: 5
rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 05ac:0273 serial:
Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
Device-1: 2-3:2 info: Apple Internal Memory Card Reader type: Mass Storage
driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
chip ID: 05ac:8406 serial:
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 52.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 217 Uptime: 5m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0
clang: 10.0.1 Packages: 1216 pacman: 1205 lib: 312 flatpak: 8 snap: 3
Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.05

Hello Fabby, thanks for the helpful introduction. This is the output:

$ inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host
    System:    Kernel: 5.4.64-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
               parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 root=UUID=9fe73c41-0e8b-469c-9e83-5f137ea0bd44 rw quiet 
               cryptdevice=UUID=94e1781d-ac46-4d26-987a-d04445f1116f:luks-94e1781d-ac46-4d26-987a-d04445f1116f 
               root=/dev/mapper/luks-94e1781d-ac46-4d26-987a-d04445f1116f 
               resume=/dev/mapper/luks-94e1781d-ac46-4d26-987a-d04445f1116f 
               Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
    Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 13 9360 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: Dell model: 0TPN17 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 2.12.0 date: 05/26/2019 
    Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 51.4 Wh condition: 51.4/60.0 Wh (86%) volts: 8.6/7.6 model: SMP DELL TP1GT61 type: Li-poly 
               serial: <filter> status: Full 
    Memory:    RAM: total: 7.38 GiB used: 1.78 GiB (24.1%) 
               RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) 
               stepping: A (10) microcode: D6 L2 cache: 8192 KiB bogomips: 32012 
               Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 779 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 786 6: 800 7: 767 8: 799 
               Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush 
               clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c 
               flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt 
               invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe 
               pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap 
               smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx 
               vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
               Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
               Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
               Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
               Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
               Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
               Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
               Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
               Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
               Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
    Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 
               Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:5 chip ID: 0bda:568b serial: <filter> 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
               display ID: :0 screens: 1 
               Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
               Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 168 size: 290x170mm (11.4x6.7") diag: 336mm (13.2") 
               OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl 
               bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.64-1-MANJARO 
    Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 3a:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2526 
               IF: wlp58s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
               IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
               IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
               Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-3:3 chip ID: 8087:0025 
               IF-ID-1: proton0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
               IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
               IP v6: <filter> virtual: stable-privacy scope: link 
               WAN IP: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 166.94 GiB (70.0%) 
               SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
               ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: PC300 NVMe SK hynix 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
               logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 20005A00 scheme: GPT 
               Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
    RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
    Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 229.37 GiB size: 224.77 GiB (97.99%) used: 166.94 GiB (74.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 label: N/A 
               uuid: 9fe73c41-0e8b-469c-9e83-5f137ea0bd44 
               ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300.0 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 440 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
               label: N/A uuid: D16D-AF8F 
    Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
               ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 label: N/A 
               uuid: 9d869365-1fa1-4db3-963e-6bc3d22516d9 
    Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p2 size: 229.37 GiB fs: crypto_luks label: N/A uuid: 94e1781d-ac46-4d26-987a-d04445f1116f 
               ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p3 size: 8.80 GiB fs: crypto_luks label: N/A uuid: a5462c71-179f-4071-8f86-5926364e4f4a 
    USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
               Hub: 1-1:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) USB2742 ports: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0424:2742 
               Device-1: 1-1.2:4 info: Validity Sensors VFS7552 Touch Fingerprint Sensor type: <vendor specific> driver: N/A 
               interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 138a:0091 serial: <filter> 
               Device-2: 1-3:3 info: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 
               speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0025 
               Device-3: 1-5:5 info: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 
               speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:568b serial: <filter> 
               Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
               Hub: 2-1:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) USB5742 ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 0424:5742 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 310 Uptime: 11h 32m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 10.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1399 
               lib: 331 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.1.05

So that’s good, and as you’re on KDE, could you:

If yes, please:

  • Enable
  • set to Temporary visible

@abubkurian Please open your own topic as your hardware is vastly different from the OP’s

Thanks Fabby,

It seems to be working again. I previously performed this step (i.e., navigating the GUI options of KDE’s Bluetooth settings and enabling it from there) which did not fix the issue at the time. Though I would click Enable it wouldn’t actually enable it. I tried some limited troubleshooting via the command line to no avail and created this thread as a result.

However, when attempting it this time I noticed that the Visibility setting had previously been Always visible. Upon changing it to Temporarily visible it seems to have resolved the issue and is, at least, powered on and available in KDE’s System Tray again.

Would it make sense if the Always visible selection was, indeed, the reason the Bluetooth Adapter remained disabled? For some reason it seems to be working now and I’ve reset it to Always visible again without any issues thus far.

Just seems strange that trying to enable it via the GUI options didn’t work before but did now.

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It’s not designed to be always visible all of the time as that allows pairing all of the time and that might have triggered a bug which temporarily visible might have solved…

So please set it back to temporarily visible and only set it to always visible only when you want to pair a bunch of devices or you’ll run into the same issue again in the future…

:sob:

Interesting. Thanks for the help and insight Fabby!

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