How to fix Bluetooth protocol not available in Manjaro

Today I wanted to connect my Bluetooth headphone to my Manjaro machine. But I got a weird error message that the protocol is not supported. The funny thing is I could connect other devices such as my phone or tablet. Anyhow, the problem seems to be very common with Bluetooth headphones and speakers. In this short article, I cover how to fix the Bluetooth protocol not available in Manjaro Linux.

The first step you need to do is to ensure the pulseaudio-bluetooth package is installed in your system. You can install it as follows,

$ sudo pacman -Sy pulseaudio-bluetooth

Then close the Bluetooth manager and open your terminal. You need to load the Bluetooth audio module if you don’t want to restart your machine. To do so, run this command,

$ pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover

After that try again and you should be able to connect to your bluetooth device.


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