Bluetooth connection problems


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Jan 25, 2023
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Does anyone know what steps to take to get Mint to acknowledge Bluetooth devices? I've heard uninstalling all Bluetooth-related packages and reinstalling them sometimes works, but I can't figure out how to make that effective.

My setup:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0
    Desktop: Cinnamon 5.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera
    base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7D91 v: 4.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7D91) v: 4.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: H.00
    date: 09/21/2022
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard
    charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 3
    charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
  Info: 24-core (8-mt/16-st) model: 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K bits: 64
    type: MST AMCP arch: N/A rev: 1 cache: L1: 2.1 MiB L2: 32 MiB L3: 36 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4910 high: 5700 min/max: 800/4053:4284:4300 cores:
    1: 5487 2: 5513 3: 5500 4: 5505 5: 5500 6: 5500 7: 5500 8: 5513 9: 5500
    10: 5513 11: 5680 12: 5700 13: 5500 14: 5500 15: 5500 16: 5501 17: 4282
    18: 4304 19: 4256 20: 4306 21: 4331 22: 4300 23: 4312 24: 4304 25: 4303
    26: 4282 27: 4293 28: 4273 29: 4293 30: 4279 31: 4320 32: 4301
    bogomips: 191692
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: N/A bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070 Lite Hash Rate]
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 525.78.01 bus-ID: 01:00.0
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: nvidia
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa gpu: nvidia
    resolution: 3840x2160~30Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 525.78.01 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
  Device-3: Micro Star USB Audio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-11:7
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-58-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:14.3
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: igc v: kernel port: N/A
    bus-ID: 05:00.0
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:11
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 15.46 TiB used: 3.32 TiB (21.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB
    temp: 33.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Gigabyte model: GP-AG41TB size: 931.51 GiB
    temp: 34.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD6004FZWX-00BKVA0
    size: 5.46 TiB
  ID-4: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion SW
    size: 5.46 TiB
  ID-5: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD My Passport 0820 size: 1.82 TiB
  ID-1: / size: 1.79 TiB used: 59.83 GiB (3.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 5.2 MiB (1.0%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 41 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
  Processes: 513 Uptime: 2h 6m Memory: 62.58 GiB used: 4.54 GiB (7.3%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.3.0 Packages: 2786 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13

Whenever I search, no devices are found. However, I do see Bluetooth running:
bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Tue 2023-02-07 21:32:55 CST; 33min ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 7581 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 76643)
     Memory: 836.0K
        CPU: 24ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─7581 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd
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Jan 25, 2023
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I've never had any of my several Bluetooth devices connect as of yet.

This is a new build, but everything Mint was installed without issue. I don't know if there is a conflicting plugin, or a missing part of the program, but I have had no luck getting anything to be acknowledged whenever I search for new devices.
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