My dell laptop has had many issues with bluetooth in the past, including it dropping out or just refusing to turn on. It hasn't been able to connect to any devices for about a month (around when I upgraded to jammy jellyfish. I'm currently on kinetic and the issue still persists).

Running systemctl status bluetooth.service gives me the following error: bluetoothd[1000]:src/service.c:btd_service_connect() a2dp-sink profile connect failed for 88:D0:39:A2:C0:40: Protocol not available

Solutions I have tried to no avail:

  • Restarting the bt service from the terminal using sudo systemctl restart bluetooth
  • Reinstalling an older version of ar3k bt drivers
  • Installing pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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