[RESOLVED] USB Bluetooth Dongle not working

I have an atheros AR3011 usb bluetooth adapter that was not being recognized in dmesg in 12.3 resulting in non working bluetooth

“dmesg” output:

 3321.506101] usb 1-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
 3321.591830] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0cf3, idProduct=3005
 3321.591835] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0

After doing some Googling I came across this page on mageia that inspired me to search for a firmware package in openSUSE

From what I was able to learn from that Mageia bugzilla page was that I might just be missing the bluetooth firmware.

Searching zypper I was able to find that for openSUSE we have different firmware packages to choose from… one being “bluez-firmware”!!

installing this package brought my bluetooth to life.

— resolution –

zypper in bluez-firmware

Welcome to the openSUSE Forums, and thanks for sharing your experiences with your BT hardware. I’m sure others who come searching will find this useful. :slight_smile: