System is a fresh install of openSUSE 13.1 KDE 32-bit on a ThinkPad X-41. I have a Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter and EElectronics Air-Fi AF32 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. These work correctly with os 12.3.
Howard, I get the same effect. No solutions here, but I can add the following details:
64-bit version of openSUSE here, using Gnome.
I upgraded from 12.3 to 13.1 where all in the bluetooth world was fine except for my Samsung 475 which needed the command “hciconfig hc0 sspmode 0” prior to connection. Then it would work. Now that does not work.
I have downloaded and installed Bluez 5.11 but same effect. I downloaded the later bluez since hcidump would not install without a later version. 5.11 has its own hcidump.
Now none of my headsets will stay connected. As you have seen as well, they pair up ok and then immediately disconnect.
From my reading there are quite a few of these observations, but it is difficult to know whether something is wrong at the kernel, bt tools, gnome or distro level. I guess I’ll keep reading to try to find out where it is most effective to provide debugging feedback.
5.10. KDE and Bluetooth
The Bluetooth stack is provided by Bluez 5 (a major, backwards-incompatbile version), a necessary upgrade for GNOME desktop and some other components of the base system. Unfortunately, the KDE workspace only supports Bluez version 4 in its currently-released versions.
Therefore, the openSUSE KDE community team offers an unofficial Bluedevil package providing at least basic functionality such as device pairing or support for bluetooth mice; Some other features are known not to work jet (sic), like file transfer.
For the moment, bugs should not be filed against Bluetooth support in KDE as the Bluez 5 port of Bluedevil is still ongoing.
acknowledging that KDE is broken, but implying that GNOME is OK. This reads like it is a bt tools issue. Maybe a bug report of your gnome experience would be worthwhile. For now, I’ll hold off a KDE bug report as the note requests.
I encountered Bluetooth issues with both Fedora 20 Beta and openSUSE 13.1. A recent update in Fedora resolved this issue, so I think the corrected packages simply haven’t been pushed out in openSUSE yet.
The AF32 bluetooth headphones now work with the latest bluetooth updates. They pair and connect. Getting sound to them requires pavucontrol, which is still broken for 32-bit KDE in the 13.1 main repository (version 4.0.git.270.g9490a-1.1). There is a fixed version (4.0.git.270.g9490a-6.1) in the repository Index of /repositories/home:/tiwai:/pa-fix-13.1/standard I installed the later version of the following packages:
The final step to get the sound to the headphones was to remove them from the bluetooth configuration and add (pair) them again. Before doing that, the headphones did not appear in pavucontrol, and sound went to the speakers. After removing and adding, the headphones were there to select, and they work.
Glad it is working for you, however I followed your directions and bluetooth here on Gnome 64 bit remains broken.
One little detail which I did not mention above, which has been happening all the time in experimenting, is that the Gnome bluetooth setup dialog works correctly when removing and adding devices, but when finished with the operations and the message “xxx setup successfully” appears, the Quit button does not activate; you have to use the X in top right of window to force it to quit.