Bluetooth Issues (Sony WF-1000XM3)


This is my first post and I’d already like to apologize if that’s the wrong approach.
I’ve been googling (or rather using DuckDuckGo) to find a solution. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything that helped solving the problem.

Here’s the problem:

  • connecting the device via bluetooth was easy (it says “connected”)
  • the device is not listed under “Sound” even though it says that bluetooth is connected and the device is paired
  • i already installed PulseAudio and a volume control program; both were pretty much useless
  • i’ve played around with a few commands in the terminal but nothing really helped

Do you have any idea?
I’m quite upset that it doesn’t work “out of the box” as I’d like to make my move from Windows 10 Pro to Fedora 32.

Thank you for any advice!


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Install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth from UnitedRPMs or pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld from Rpmfusion

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Thank you for your answer!
I’ve already done that and it still doesn’t work.

unpair and pair again…

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Yeah, I’ve done that one as well. I’ve reinstalled Fedora 32, reinstalled all packages, got both packages you’ve sent me and the one from your page says:
Unable to installe pulseaudio-module-bluetooth:
Could not depsolve transaction; 1 problem detected:

Other than that, I’ve already tried to look for it in the terminal and it says that “pulseaudio” is already installed.

I don’t know why it doesn’t work and I’ve been trying to solve this problem all day. It makes me want to quit Linux/Fedora tbh.

Try Arch or Ubuntu.  I’m always distrohopping when frustrated.
Play with those if being in “this” mood.
Do not forget CentOS, stability!
Some GNU HURD news <3.

rpm -q pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
rpm -q pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld

Unfortunately I found the Gnome bluetooth interface to not be very successful when pairing and connecting too.
I had success using bluetoothctl for pairing and connecting though.
After using “pair ” I can connect by using “connect ”.
For some reason though, I have to issue the connect command twice.
If connecting does not work, try restarting the bluez via “systemctl restart bluetooth”.
Connecting does not work while another device (e.g. your phone) is connected to the headphones, so be sure to disconnect it first!

my xm4 work well on fedora 34
after install the freeworld thing then put it in pairing mode, I was able to connect it and it sounds great like connected to my phone