Raspberry Pi 4, Bluetooth issue with audio devices

Hi there,

I am using Xfce ARM 20.08 on RPI 4 using FW version: Thu Apr 16 05:11:26 PM UTC 2020 (1587057086).

The connection is on and off and sometimes when I connect (25% of the times ) the audio is cracking and shuttering.

But this is only with Manjaro, I tried with other distros like Ubuntu and Kali and the audio working great.

What I need to fix to get the audio working with Manjaro?

I do not have a sound bluetooth device so can not test. Can you enable the device with Puldeaudio volume control? You can also try changing the value for snd-bcm2835.enable_compat_alsa=0 to snd-bcm2835.enable_compat_alsa=1 and reboot to see if it helps.

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No changes…still choppy sound. Tried Raspberry Pi OS, and of course not a problem, even better of Kali and Ubuntu, not choppy at all.

What info I can capture from it and see why I have issue in Manjaro?

Same issue with KDE on my Raspberry 4 8GB with bluetooth speakers.
Sound is ok with headphone connected to pin 3.5 Audio.

uname -a

Linux kde 5.4.59-1-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 19 16:08:10 CDT 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux

and bluetooth

dmesg | grep -i bluetooth

[ 5.759578] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[ 5.759632] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 5.759648] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 5.759655] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 5.759666] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 5.788850] Bluetooth: HCI UART driver ver 2.3
[ 5.788859] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol H4 registered
[ 5.788888] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Three-wire (H5) registered
[ 5.789013] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Broadcom registered
[ 5.918711] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 107
[ 5.920861] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: features 0x2f
[ 5.944243] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0
[ 5.944255] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0 (003.001.025) build 0000
[ 6.226267] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 6.226277] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 6.226293] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 11.663884] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0 (003.001.025) build 0315
[ 27.197921] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 27.197960] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 27.198016] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11

Sounds system or sound video are chopy

Hey !!!
I have the same issue with Bt in manjaro with RPI4 and KDE plasma

$ dmesg | grep -i bluetooth
[ 8.696428] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[ 8.696517] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 8.696534] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 8.696542] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 8.696555] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 8.737514] Bluetooth: HCI UART driver ver 2.3
[ 8.737524] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol H4 registered
[ 8.737563] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Three-wire (H5) registered
[ 8.737767] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Broadcom registered
[ 8.862320] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 107
[ 8.864475] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: features 0x2f
[ 8.887597] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0
[ 8.887613] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0 (003.001.025) build 0000
[ 9.107705] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 9.107712] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 9.107727] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 14.608500] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4345C0 (003.001.025) build 0315
[ 23.359188] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 23.359220] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 23.359250] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 68.725308] Bluetooth: hci0: advertising data len corrected
[ 68.729362] Bluetooth: hci0: advertising data len corrected
[ 390.145361] Bluetooth: hci0: advertising data len corrected
[ 390.149492] Bluetooth: hci0: advertising data len corrected