Failed to start bluetooth discovery

Here is what happened

bluetoothctl 
Agent registered
[bluetooth]# scan on
Failed to start discovery: org.bluez.Error.InProgress
[bluetooth]# power on
Changing power on succeeded
[bluetooth]# agent on
Agent is already registered
[bluetooth]# default-agent
Default agent request successful
[bluetooth]# scan on
Failed to start discovery: org.bluez.Error.InProgress
[bluetooth]#
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You have disabled bluetooth. Either per hardware or software switch. Show output of

sudo rfkill list
sudo rfkill list
[sudo] Passwort für root:                      
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
2: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no

You can’t start a scan, because a scan is already in progress. I ran into this a couple of days ago myself.

Probably is KDE Bluetooth that is no giving me results unlike normally.

Very likely. You can, in bluetoothctl, execute a scan off and then scan on and you should see this:

[bluetooth]# scan off
Discovery stopped
[bluetooth]# scan on
Discovery started
[bluetooth]# scan on
Failed to start discovery: org.bluez.Error.InProgress
[bluetooth]# 

I’m running GNOME, so if I don’t turn the scan off and I have the bluetooth settings up (where I can see it’s scanning for devices), then I get that “InProgress” error before doing a scan off.

[bluetooth]# scan off
Failed to stop discovery: org.bluez.Error.Failed

Try reviewing the service as root

 systemctl status bluetooth

Check if that says it’s running or some other message. If it’s disabled simply start it with

 systemctl start bluetooth

and later try to do the commands inside bluetoothctl but first issue the power on.
:+1: :grinning: :beers:

It is running

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Then there should not be more issues, simply try it to pair with the bluetoothctl with power on at first or try to do it with blueman-applet
:+1: :beers: :grinning:

Some error persits

Looks like it’s just something to do with how KDE handles bluetooth. The errors you’re seeing aren’t really “errors”, just a return status saying that the scan is running already. KDE may somehow be blocking attempts to turn the scan off.

Even worse I have the kde scan window closed.

It’s entirely possible that KDE continues scanning in the background. But you’ll have to wait for someone who knows how KDE’s subsystem works to understand if you actually have an issue or not. It’s likely you do not.

Not all “errors” mean something’s broken.

Can you try power off, power on, scan on?

You can restart bluetooth using:

sudo modprobe btusb
sudo systemctl restart bluetooth

If you then run in to the scan error still, check the journal for warnings/errors:

sudo journalctl -b | grep bluetoothd

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sudo journalctl -b | grep bluetoothd
Aug 01 11:31:46 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Bluetooth daemon 5.65
Aug 01 11:31:46 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Starting SDP server
Aug 01 11:31:46 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Bluetooth management interface 1.22 initialized
Aug 01 11:31:47 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Admin Policy Set interface registered
Aug 01 11:31:47 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Admin Policy Status interface registered
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/ldac
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/aac
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/aac
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc_xq
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc_xq
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Aug 01 11:32:01 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/ldac
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/aac
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/aac
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc_xq
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc_xq
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:41 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Admin Policy Set interface registered
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Admin Policy Status interface registered
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/ldac
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/aac
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/aac
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc_xq
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc_xq
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Aug 01 13:00:42 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:10 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Terminating
Aug 02 00:21:12 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Failed to set mode: Authentication Failed (0x05)
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/ldac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/aac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/aac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc_xq
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc_xq
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Stopping SDP server
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[2333]: Exit
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.Profile1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost dbus-daemon[1947]: [system] Rejected send message, 0 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=2757 comm="/usr/bin/wireplumber ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.Profile1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.14" (uid=0 pid=2333 comm="/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Bluetooth daemon 5.65
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Starting SDP server
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Bluetooth management interface 1.22 initialized
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Admin Policy Set interface registered
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Admin Policy Status interface registered
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to set privacy: Rejected (0x0b)
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/ldac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/aac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/aac
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc_xq
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc_xq
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:20 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.35 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Aug 02 00:21:22 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to set device class: Authentication Failed (0x05)
Aug 02 00:21:32 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to add UUID: Authentication Failed (0x05)
Aug 02 00:21:34 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to add UUID: Authentication Failed (0x05)
Aug 02 00:21:36 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to add UUID: Authentication Failed (0x05)
Aug 02 00:21:38 localhost bluetoothd[5865]: Failed to add UUID: Authentication Failed (0x05)
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I did diff your journal output after restarting bluetooth with mine and what is different in the log are these two lines:

bluetoothd[x]: Failed to set privacy: Rejected (0x0b)
bluetoothd[x]: Failed to set device class: Authentication Failed (0x05)

You have these lines, I do not see them. Searching for this might gives more debug clues.

How about the history of this problem? Was bluetooth working before, if so after what did the problem occur?

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sudo zypper in -y ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly libavcodec vlc-codecs
sudo zypper in -y ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly libavcodec vlc-codecs
sudo zypper in ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly libavcodec vlc-codecs
sudo zypper in zram-generator
sudo zypper in htop
sudo zypper in vlc-codecs
sudo zypper dup vlc-codecs
sudo zypper dup --allow-vendor-change
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It occurs to me that you haven’t specifically stated what issue you’re having - just that you can’t start discovery.

Are you having trouble connecting devices to your system via Bluetooth? Perhaps troubleshooting that issue would be more productive.

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Just a general comment here.

I have a bluetooth mouse, that I purchased in 2010 or 2011. I used it briefly with my laptop from that era. As I recall, it was tricky getting things working. But it worked well, once I had it configured.

I stopped using that mouse not too long after, because I preferred a logitech wireless (not bluetooth) mouse.

I recently acquired a new desktop, which came with bluetooth support. So I got out that old bluetooth mouse for testing.

It was very easy to setup. I right-clicked on the bluetooth icon in the tray – this click was using a different mouse). It immediately identified my mouse as available. All I had to do was select it (and maybe another click or two).

So yes, KDE had already scanned for the device and found it, before I wanted to connect. I did not need to put it into scanning mode.

I’ll note that the mouse is working well, but I will probably go back to a wireless (but not bluetooth) mouse.

(edit to add): my desktop is running Leap 15.5.