rtl8723be bluetoth not working


Currently using opensuse Tumbleweed(20170309).

Have a RTL8723BE card (combined wireless/bluetooth) on my laptop and the wireless works well but the bluetooth does not work.
But the bluetooth works in opensuse Leap 42.2.

Check the switches via rfkill and bluetooth is enabled.

Need help on how to troubleshoot the issue.

Thank you.

Appear to have solve the issue,

  • conflict with the tlp package, removing tlp causes the bluetooth unit to function.

  • instead of removing, can blacklist the bluetooth unit from tlp config file

1. To find device id

> lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0bda:b728 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 5986:0249 Acer, Inc 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    the id 0bda:b728 is what we are looking for

2. To edit tlp config file : /etc/default/tlp

edit line 
#USB_BLACKLIST="1111:2222 3333:4444"



to replace with your specific device id

**3. Reboot

**1. https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new/issues/214
2. https://forum.manjaro.org/t/bluetooth-adapter-cannot-be-turned-on-realtek-rtl8723be/10130/29