Bluetooth on Arch Linux

Mon, Dec 21, 2020 15:52 CET

Tags: Automation, Crashes, Bluetooth, Wireless, Pulseaudio, Audio

Install software

pacman -S bluez bluez-utils

If you want bluetooth to power on the chip as soon as bluetooth.service is running



Enable and start the bluetooth service

systemctl enable --now bluetooth

Connect bluetooth headset/speaker.

pacman -S pulseaudio-bluetooth
systemctl --user restart pulseaudio
bluetoothctl agent on
bluetoothctl power on
bluetoothctl scan on
bluetoothctl pair ...
bluetoothctl connect ...

Tip: Instead of typing bluetoothctl for each command you can start a REPL by calling bluetoothctl without arguments.


If you do not bridge pulseaudio and bluetooth you may get one of the following:

Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.NotReady
Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed