I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS successful on a Raspberry Pi 4.

However I cannot get the Bluetooth to work. In settings it says no Bluetooth found - plug in a dongle to use.

I have an identical Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspian and the Bluetooth works fine. When I run Bluetooth manager it just runs and closes.


3 Answers 3


I found an answer for this on the raspberry pi forum - very simple: Install the pi-bluetooth package:

sudo apt install pi-bluetooth
sudo reboot
  • i can confirm this solution works (even in server environment)
    – dark_ruby
    Nov 7, 2020 at 18:26
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    This worked once but after updating OS to Ubuntu 20.10 (codename Groogy), the device rebooted and since then bluetooth is completely gone bonks
    – Azz
    Feb 19, 2021 at 21:45

I was able to get it working following the answer here but I found I needed to run the attach command twice:

$ sudo hciattach /dev/ttyAMA0 bcm43xx 921600 -
Initialization timed out.

$ sudo hciattach /dev/ttyAMA0 bcm43xx 921600 -
Set Controller UART speed to 921600 bit/s
Flash firmware /etc/firmware/brcm/BCM4345C0.hcd
Set Controller UART speed to 921600 bit/s
Device setup complete

This command worked for me in ubuntu 20.10 for raspberry pi 4 when I had removed the number 921600 from the previous answer by Ian Mercer.

sudo hciattach /dev/ttyAMA0 bcm43xx

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