Having trouble connecting my Powerbeats Bluetooth headphones. To be fair, over the last two years, I have used Ubuntu and POP_OS, which never connected to the headphones, and Manjaro KDE which worked perfectly with basically no set up. This might be a Gnome issue, but after switching to Fedora 34 yesterday, which I am loving, still no working headphones.
The Settings->Bluetooth app finds the headphones but never connects.
I was able to go to the CLI, user
bluetoothctl and find the hardware device, and pair using
bluetoothctl pair DEV_ADDRESS. But when I open the Bluetooth GUI and click the device, it is paired but not connected. It does not show up in the Sound app to select as a deveice.
Any help would be appreciated.
First of all, open the GNOME settings menu and go to the bluetooth section. Then remove the powerbeats (you have to try a reconfiguration from scratch entirely using the command line). Close the settings window.
To investigate open two terminals:
In the first terminal type the command
sudo journalctl -f
In the second terminal type:
scan on ↵
pair DEV_ADDRESS ↵
connect DEV_ADDRESS ↵
Look at the first terminal to see what happens.
I also had a hard time connecting the Powerbeats with bluetooth, but after a few attempts I made it.
In case you want to cancel the pairing or the connection there are two commands, respectively
cancel-pairing DEV_ADDRESS and
@lalincedeldeserto thank you this does give more information. The relavant part of the journal ctl command:
Jun 15 07:32:04 fedora bluetoothd: Failed to set privacy: Rejected (0x0b)
Jun 15 07:32:04 fedora pipewire-media-session: native: Unregistering Profile /Profile/HSPHS failed
Jun 15 07:32:04 fedora audit: BPF prog-id=117 op=LOAD
Jun 15 07:32:04 fedora audit: BPF prog-id=118 op=LOAD
Jun 15 07:32:04 fedora pipewire-media-session: native: Unregistering Profile /Profile/HFPAG failed
It seems to pair and connect, according to
bluetoothctl but no Audio option in Settings->Sound
Correction its working. I just had to select the correct profile in Settings->Sound.
@lalincedeldeserto thanks for your help.
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