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FS#68479 - Bluetooth is totally broken in recent version of Arch, starting from kernel 5.8.6+

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Navneet (teynav) - Friday, 30 October 2020, 15:59 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 3
Private No


Bluetooth won't work on arch linux , recent versions after 5.8.6 kernel has broken it.
Initially only headphones wont connect , now it can't even find controller.
I have checked hardware on ubuntu based system and it works flawlessly.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Trying to scan with adapter using bluetoothctl

rfkill shows bluetooth isn't blocked
lsmod shows all modules are loaded
Detail info :
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Comment by Kevin Morris (kevr) - Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 13:56 GMT
I don't believe bluetooth is totally broken, as it's recognizing and powering my controller fine on 5.9.9-arch1-1. Additionally, scanning shows me resulting devices around my range. Could you give us a way to reproduce the issue, please?

To clarify: this is with bluetooth.service, bluetooth-mesh.service, and blueman-mechanism.service running.
Comment by Magnus Boman (katt) - Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 15:11 GMT
Indeed, there must be something else at play here. I'm using bluetooth with bluez+bluedevil, both headphones, amplifier and my gamepad works just fine (in fact, been using it countless hours past week). Running 5.9.11-zen1-1-zen.