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Having installed Arch, I have now got down to the task of configuring it and getting all the hardware to work. I managed to get my WiFi working, but my Bluetooth still does not work. I have followed the instructions on the Bluetooth article on the ArchWiki, by installing bluez and bluez-utils,loading the btusb module and starting the Bluetooth service. I got as far as issuing the power on command to bluetoothctl.

However, I got the output : No default controller available.

lsusb lists the device as:

Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub 
(part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)

Any thoughts on how the issue can be fixed?

  • Can you try starting bluetoothctl with sudo: sudo bluetoothctl? – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Dec 13 '18 at 14:28
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    Please edit the question to include full results from terminal for lsusb – Jeremy31 Dec 19 '18 at 12:20
  • Have you installed bluez-hid2hci and started the bluetooth service with systemctl enable bluetooth.service ? – user34720 Jan 7 at 13:04

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