Bluetooth not Connecting

I've Garuda KDE Ultimate dualboot with Windows, (the following issue was also in KDE Dr46onized)
After booting both OS alternatively after installation and connecting bluetooth in windows, I couldn't connect my bluetooth devices, after some research i got the solution and i did it too, i.e., replaced the bluetooth pairing key in garuda and restarted (Did every possible ways i saw on official arch page and also others).
But the solution was executed correctly with each process/step.
But I couldn't get successful result and still I can't connect to any bluetooth device (just fails everytime, but when i go to "add" even there it will show as wizard failed, restart wizard. But it will get paired as i saw in other device's)
I've even tried the below solution. But didn't work. [Solved] KDE Dr460nized Bluetooth protocol not available

I suspect windows is interfering with bluetooth


Also please provide output of

inxi -Fxxxza


  Kernel: 5.9.11-zen2-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
  root=UUID=cd643c84-188a-4364-be5c-8013b5571f91 rw [email protected] quiet 
  splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
  systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_wayland 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80YL v: Lenovo ideapad 520-15IKB 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 520-15IKB 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40688 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 4WCN46WW date: 12/30/2019 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.8 Wh condition: 25.1/35.3 Wh (71%) volts: 8.3/7.6 
  model: CPT-COS L16C2PB1 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Charging 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-7500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Amber Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: 9 microcode: DE 
  L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 23199 
  Speed: 3150 MHz min/max: 400/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1452 
  2: 2455 3: 1916 4: 3500 
  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 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5916 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia 
  v: 455.38 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10de:134d 
  Device-3: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-8:5 
  chip ID: 174f:241a 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 
  driver: modesetting 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: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 
  size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.2 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip ID: 8086:9d71 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.8-zen1-1-zen 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 168c:003e 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB 
  driver: btusb bus ID: 1-7:4 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
  Local Storage: total: 945.83 GiB used: 624.8 MiB (0.1%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-08Z10 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A05 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade 
  size: 14.32 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci 
  v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 21 
  ID-1: / raw size: 100.10 GiB size: 100.10 GiB (100.00%) used: 25.83 GiB (25.8%) 
  fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8
ID-2: /home raw size: 100.10 GiB size: 100.10 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 25.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 
  ID-3: /var/log raw size: 100.10 GiB size: 100.10 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 25.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw size: 100.10 GiB size: 100.10 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 25.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 2.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram0 
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 2.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram1 
  ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 2.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram2 
  ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 2.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 231 Uptime: 38m Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 2.09 GiB (27.6%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1943 
  lib: 554 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.06

Thank you :slight_smile:
As I never got response in telegram community, I hope issues get solved here sooner.
Nice to be here.


Me too :slight_smile:
I fixed you post for better reading/place.
Use three ~ in first and last line.

sorry, I didn't get you.
(three ~ )
well, lemme see wts the difference, n delete

oh, so there is no option for deleting immediately.
Anyways I got that about using "~ x3 " for code, this was just a test message
thanks, I'll use now on if needed :slight_smile:


I am sorry that your thread got burried under other issues and you had to ping us on telegram.

Tbh, I am usually in hurry and when you said

I thought the issue was solved :sweat_smile:.

And please ping on forums to revive the issue instead of telegram

So coming on topic, did you try bluedevil, the default software on KDE?



This was my first steps.
I have did everything that i can, and only after this I raised this issue here.
After all these i got to know that dual boot arch based systems have bluetooth issue.

Did you also try

sudo pacman -S pulseaudio-bluetooth

And reboot?

Are you dual booting with windows? Windows always try to block the resources for other os.

yes it is installed

yes, and i have tried replacing the pairing key, i changed some config files of bluetooth that was given in other issue. But still i cant connect, (but yes it won't give error for pairing)

@Naman @librewish Pinging again after some days expecting to get any solution to use this GarudaLinux (arch-based) soon with my bluetooth working properly.

Start here:



In the latest iso, it was fixed , imo


That probably just needed a rebuild for Pulseaudio 14.

If packages don't get rebuilt then using ChaoticAUR packages by default is going to create issues. :thinking:

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the last time i updated was may be <10days ago, and i have installed each and everything related to bluetooth

and yes i have installed pulseaudio-bluetooth

I've even tried this and mentioned in 1st post