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Old 10-11-2018, 08:02 AM   #1
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Bluetooth adapter not found in Manjaro XFCE with Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth controller

I am using Manjaro OS with XFCE dual boot along with Windows. When I use Windows, Bluetooth on my laptop connects and transfers data successfully.

However, when I try to connect from Manjaro, it says "No adapter found"!

I have also noticed that the "Adapter" and "Devices" tab are greyed in Bluetooth Manager.

My laptop has Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth built into it. On entering $bluetoothctl, I wrote the command

[bluetooth]# power on

It gave the output "No default controller available".
Old 10-11-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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buggy list shows it is poorly supported

might try getting a different Bluetooth chip, device, card, as it should be not soldered onto you board.

I'm using a
 sudo lsusb |grep Bluetooth
Bus 006 Device 004: ID 03f0:231d HP, Inc Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth Combo
which works for me on Manjaro, and other distros. Did someone say 'eBay'?

manjaro forum on your model Bluetooth.

Last edited by BW-userx; 10-11-2018 at 08:32 AM.
Old 10-13-2018, 05:57 AM   #3
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Smile How to enable Bluetooth on Arch with a RT3290 chip

I found the solution in this post:

All u have to do is run these commands:
$sudo pacman -S bluez bluez-utils

$sudo pacman -S dkms linux-headers

$yaourt -S dkms rtbth-dkms-git

$sudo sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service

Create config file using your favourite editor. I have used gedit.
$sudo gedit /etc/modules-load.d/rtbth.conf

Type the following within the file.

Save and exit.

Then reboot.

This worked for me/


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