Fedora silverblue Bluetooth

I have to remove and resync my bluetooth headphones from Fedora Silverblue everyt ime I log back in. I’ve ran “bluetoothctl pair” and it sees it, connects and doesn’t pair? After I “remove” in the GUI settings page and then set my headphones up for pair mode, it’ll resync and lock in.

I’m actually having tons of other issues with Fedora Silverblue such as video/audio screensharing errors with Zoom; Google Chrome crashing non-stop and ridiculously slow when playing videos on Udemy; and Gnome Boxes also crashing literally non-stop.

Not sure if the Fedora team has shifted focus to the RedHat/IBM world at this point - so any pointers would be great. Thanks.

I’m using Fedora Silverblue and for the past nine (9) months that I’ve had Fedora (generally speaking) the bluetooth control for either BlueParrot and Beats and Bose Mini Speaker has not connected. I’ve gone from Fedora Workstation on Fedora 33 to Fedora Silverblue 33 then 34 to this most recent version of Gnome 40 and no matter what, I have to delete and connect the device after my computer is shut down and then most times, the device connects and it doesn’t appear in sounds. I try pairing it via the command line with bluetoothctl and it doesn’t work. I’m looking for graphical user interface (GUI) instructions on how to fix this and if those aren’t available very simple and easy to run commands with the knowledge that I’m inexperienced on Linux in general. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

I asked you to check the Firmware? Did you check?
Type in terminal: fwupdmgr If Program is not available type: sudo dnf install fwupd

Please install in terminal sudo dnf install inxi

Then type inxi -Fzx and post the output here please.

Just that you know, i use Fedora since V 29 and upgraded till 32. I also had problems with Zoom and audio even with Bluetooth. As I installed Fedora 34 (pre release) on a external SSD over USB3 my problems have been gone.


[root@fedora ~]# rpm-ostree install fwupd
error: "fwupd" is already provided by: fwupd-1.5.12-1.fc34.x86_64. Use --allow-inactive to explicitly require it.
[root@fedora ~]# inxi -Fzx
-bash: inxi: command not found
[root@fedora ~]# inxi -Fzx
-bash: inxi: command not found
[root@fedora ~]#
[root@fedora ~]# rpm-ostree inxi -Fzx
  rpm-ostree [OPTION…] COMMAND

Builtin Commands:
  compose          Commands to compose a tree
  cleanup          Clear cached/pending data
  db               Commands to query the RPM database
  deploy           Deploy a specific commit
  rebase           Switch to a different tree
  rollback         Revert to the previously booted tree
  status           Get the version of the booted system
  upgrade          Perform a system upgrade
  reload           Reload configuration
  usroverlay       Apply a transient overlayfs to /usr
  cancel           Cancel an active transaction
  initramfs        Enable or disable local initramfs regeneration
  install          Overlay additional packages
  uninstall        Remove overlayed additional packages
  override         Manage base package overrides
  reset            Remove all mutations
  refresh-md       Generate rpm repo metadata
  kargs            Query or modify kernel arguments

Help Options:
  -h, --help       Show help options

Application Options:
  --version        Print version information and exit

error: Unknown command 'inxi'
[root@fedora ~]#

Unfortunately, installing silverblue is likely to have the opposite impact. It will make debugging the types of issues you are having more difficult because of the isolation and the additional complexity. Additionally, there are far fewer people who are familiar with it to provide support.

It seems like you are under the impression that if you could talk to someone on the phone, it would help resolve your issue more quickly or more effectively. Given the nature of your issues, I don’t think this is the case. We would need to see the outputs from the commands and since your issues are somewhat obscure, having more people being able to see those outputs is much more likely to lead to a resolution than by getting a single person on the phone.

Err…for the record, that isn’t what was requested. If you are on silverblue, try this, you don’t need to be root.

wget -O inxi https://github.com/smxi/inxi/raw/master/inxi
chmod a+x ./inxi
./inxi -Fza

Gothca, well staring at the computer screen for 16-18 hours a day for (what is now) months straight has really messed up my vision so I’m trying to find ways to not go blind at this point. it doesn’t matter okay so it looks like there’s a bunch of IDs in there which I don’t exactly want to send out in a public forum.

~]$ ./inxi -Fza
  Kernel: 5.13.10-200.fc34.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 2.35.1-41.fc34 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,gpt2)/ostree/fedora-[READACTED]/vmlinuz-5.13.10-200.fc34.x86_64 
  rd.luks.uuid=[READACTED] rhgb quiet 
  root=UUID=[READACTED] rootflags=subvol=root 
  Desktop: GNOME 40.4 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.1 
  Distro: Fedora release 34 (Thirty Four) 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20U9CTO1WW 
  v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20U9CTO1WW serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO 
  v: N2WET29W (1.19 ) date: 06/21/2021 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 47.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 47.7/51.0 Wh (93.4%) 
  volts: 17.3 min: 15.4 model: SMP [READACTED] type: Li-poly serial: <filter> 
  status: Full cycles: 49 
  Device-1: hid-[READACTED]-battery 
  model: Bluetooth Mouse M336/M337/M535 serial: N/A charge: N/A 
  status: Discharging 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-10210U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) 
  microcode: EA cache: L2: 6 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 33599 
  Speed: 2678 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2678 2: 1142 
  3: 1695 4: 1795 5: 1735 6: 1670 7: 2141 8: 1134 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: [READACTED] chip-ID: [READACTED] class-ID:[READACTED]
  Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  Display: wayland server: X.Org compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: i915 note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root 
  display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x286mm (40.0x11.3") 
  s-diag: 1055mm (41.6") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.7 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl 
  alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: [READACTED]
  chip-ID: [READACTED] class-ID: [READACTED]
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.10-200.fc34.x86_64 running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: yes 
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: 3000 bus-ID: [READACTED] chip-ID: [READACTED] class-ID: [READACTED]
  IF: [READACTED] state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel 
  IF: [READACTED] state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  Report: rfkill ID: [READACTED] rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 171.23 GiB (71.8%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1:[READACTED] maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: N/A 
  size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: [READACTED]
  temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: [READACTED] raw-size: 1024 MiB size: 975.9 MiB (95.30%) 
  used: 144.3 MiB (14.8%) fs: ext4 dev: [READACTED] maj-min: 259:2 
  ID-2:[READACTED]raw-size: 600 MiB size: 598.8 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 32.5 MiB (5.4%) fs: vfat dev:[READACTED] maj-min: 259:1 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: [READACTED] type: zram size: 7.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 
  dev: [READACTED]
  Missing: Required tool sensors not installed. Check --recommends 
  Processes: 346 Uptime: 3m wakeups: 67 Memory: 7.55 GiB 
  used: 2.06 GiB (27.2%) Init: systemd v: 248 runlevel: 5 
  target: graphical.target tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.2.1 Packages: 
  note: see --pkg flatpak: 53 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 
  running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.06