Bluetooth Controller is not discovered as gamepad

Hey Guys,

i just swapped from Garuda KDE to Garuda Hyprland and everything works pretty much out of the box.

But if i connect my GuliKit King Kong 2 Pro via Bluetooth it doesn’t get discovered as a gamepad. If i connect the same controller via USB it gets properly configured. The same controller using the same bluetooth adapter worked just fine in Garuda-KDE (X11).

Any ideas on where to start? I never really had to fidget around with stuff like that so i don’t know what logs i should provide you guys.


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Hyprland use wayland so …
Just use USB connection or KDE :slight_smile:

I know… what do you want to say with this? I just wanted to clarify i was on X11 KDE not Wayland KDE

Can you please stop this? You commented on another question of mine that i should just go back to KDE. I got everything else working on Hyprland, even fixed all the NVidia related gaming issues. I won’t go back to KDE just because i have some BT Controller issues.

If you don’t have the time to help me with hyprland issues (what i absolutely understand, no offense!), then please don’t tell me to go back to KDE…

I am assuming you are using blueman provided GUI bluetooth manager? Try to open it and have a terminal open by it’s side and launch

udevadm monitor

then try to connect to your controller. If that doesn’t give sufficient logs,

 journalctl --grep bluetooth -b

should. You can also go with command line method of connecting with your bluetooth device to see if that has any difference,

  1. Ensure bluetooth is on with
rfkill list

it should show something like this,

1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
9: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

If bluetooth is not blocked like above then


This will change your command prompt. You can type


here to list all available commands.

Then try to do as needed to connect with your device it might take a little messing around here but it should give you substantially more logs than udev monitor.

once done just type


to exit.

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Thank you @NaN !

$ udevadm monitor

monitor will print the received events for:
UDEV - the event which udev sends out after rule processing
KERNEL - the kernel uevent

KERNEL[7550.904740] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:11 (bluetooth)
UDEV  [7550.909275] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:11 (bluetooth)
KERNEL[7551.137053] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:11 (bluetooth)
UDEV  [7551.139366] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:11 (bluetooth)
KERNEL[7562.938723] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)
UDEV  [7562.943284] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)
KERNEL[7563.200058] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)
UDEV  [7563.202354] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)
KERNEL[7569.554728] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)
UDEV  [7569.559165] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:07:00.1/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:12 (bluetooth)udevadm monitorudevadm monitor 

Interesting to see, it doesn’t connect automatically anymore if i was paired to it before. It connects for a splitsecond, disconnects and i have to put the controller in pairing mode for them to connect.

$ rfkill list

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

No issues here.

Going into bluetoothctl:

[bluetooth]# scan on
[bluetooth]# SetDiscoveryFilter success
[bluetooth]# Discovery started
[bluetooth]# [CHG] Controller 5C:F3:70:A3:BD:6D Discovering: yes
[bluetooth]# [NEW] Device 65:78:CF:BF:0A:BC 65-78-CF-BF-0A-BC
[bluetooth]# [NEW] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Xbox Wireless Controller
[bluetooth]# pair 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30
Attempting to pair with 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30
[CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Connected: yes
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Bonded: yes
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Modalias: usb:v045Ep02E0d0903
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 UUIDs: 00001124-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 UUIDs: 00001200-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 ServicesResolved: yes
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Paired: yes
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# Pairing successful
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 WakeAllowed: yes
[Xbox Wireless Controller]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 ServicesResolved: no
[CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 Connected: noh
[bluetooth]# [CHG] Device 98:B6:EA:6F:1B:30 RSSI: 0xffffffd3 (-45)

Here it also disconnected automatically. Using the GUI i can connect and it stays connected, but without function.

I found this forumpost talking about some manually configered udev rules. Could this be related?

… after that try of bluetoothctl to connect, the controller stayed in “pairing” mode for way too long. It usually turns that off after 5 seconds of no connection incoming.

I then went to the GUI, connected it, and now it’s properly configured as a gamepad!

That’s strange… but good I guess. Just wanna ask,


You don’t have this package right? I have personally had a lot of problems with it. If you do remove it.

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it is installed, yes. It came with Garuda-Hyprland then because i did not install anything bluetooth related manually.

So i just rebooted the system to check if anything works after reboot and yea… well i have to manually put the controller into pairing mode and manually connect the controller with the blueman GUI, but now it works just fine. I have no idea what changed because all i did was use bluetoothctl once to scan and try to pair (which failed btw…) and now it works.

I remove the autoconnect package and check if that makes it connect properly on the first try now. But this can be considered solved! :smiley:

Thank you so much!

removed the package, did not change anything.

But again, with some minimal manual effort i can now use the BT gamepad again.


Interestingly enough this notification comes up when i just turn on the controller and it tries to autoconnect. But i don’t see any window to confirm the authorization request from blueman…

Alright, last update - Now everything works!

With that authorization request notification open, i could use wofi to change the current open windows. There were three “open windows” (that i could not see but only in Wofis list) that said “Deny” “Always accept” “Accept” and i chose always acept, rebooted to test and now it connects automatically without pairing mode active! :tada:

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