(solved) Getting bluetooth speakers to work with Manjaro


Mar 18, 2020
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Hi All,

Has anyone had problems getting bluetooth speakers to work with Manjaro KDE plasma? I have no trouble getting the speakers to pair but they do not always work with sound coming out of the laptop and not the speakers. I have tried removing and re-installing the speakers, tweaked a few setting and even installed additional bluetooth utilities in the hope they might resolve the issue.

They are UE Wonderboom speakers. They worked pretty well with LInux Mint and MS Windows 10 but for some reason not so with Manjaro at least in my experience.

Any suggestions appreciated as I'm not sure where to go next with this one.

>As an update for anyone else with this issue. Give it about 30 seconds and quite often it auto resolves and the speakers start working. That said still a little hit and miss compared to Mint which is more consistent with speakers switching instantaneously.
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