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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008224Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2023-03-17 08:45
Reportertps800 Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status closedResolutionduplicate 
Product Version2023.1 
Summary0008224: Since updates after 5.5.2022 Bluetooth headsets wont connect anymore

It is more wired than before:

  • Bluetooth:

    • Headsets are found, then click to connect.
    • System tells it is connecting. Then: "Connection failed: br-connection-unknown"
  • USB:

    • works as expected
  • Jack:

    • works as expected
Steps To Reproduce

Take kali upgrades to the latest packages, then try to register at least one bluetooth audio device.


Install kali 2023.1, configure it, then try to register at least one bluetooth audio device.

Registering the audio device may be difficult, but you'll be able to.
Bluez will report these devices if they are registered. Then try to connect these devices: this will fail as before.

Additional Information

ii bluez 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii bluez-alsa-utils 4.0.0-2 amd64 Bluetooth Audio ALSA Backend (utils)
ii bluez-cups 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
ii bluez-firmware 1.2-9 all Firmware for Bluetooth devices
ii bluez-hcidump 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Analyses Bluetooth HCI packets
ii bluez-meshd 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 bluetooth mesh daemon
ii bluez-obexd 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 bluez obex daemon
ii bluez-test-scripts 5.66-1+kali1 all test scripts of bluez
ii bluez-test-tools 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 test tools of bluez
ii bluez-tools 2.0~20170911.0.7cb788c-4 amd64 Set of tools to manage Bluetooth devices for linux
ii libasound2-plugin-bluez:amd64 4.0.0-2 amd64 Bluetooth Audio ALSA Backend (plugins)

$ uname -a
Linux hevia 6.1.0-kali5-amd64 0000001 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.12-1kali2 (2023-02-23) x86_64 GNU/Linux


duplicate of 0007699 closed Since updates after 5.5.2022 Bluetooth headsets wont connect anymore 




2023-03-16 19:02

reporter   ~0017678

Link to closed bug:



2023-03-16 19:11

reporter   ~0017679

  • Debian testing, stable: does not work with bluetooth audio devices
  • Ubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04 (dev): does not work with bluetooth audio devices
  • Fedora 37, 38 (beta), 39 (dev): does not work with bluetooth audio devices
  • MX Linux: works as expected
  • openSUSE: works as expected
  • Gentoo: works as expected


2023-03-17 08:45

manager   ~0017681

Hello, I see that I didn't follow up on, but honestly, there's not much I can do.

What desktop did you install, is it Kali's default (ie. XFCE) ? If so, I suggest to try to re-install and select the GNOME desktop. It uses a different audio stack (they use pipewire by default, while XFCE uses Pulseaudio).

Other than that, there's really not much we can do. We just can't troubleshoot all the hardware issues that users are facing. Some hardware have very poor support in Linux, due to vendors not writing drivers for Linux, not testing their hardware in Linux, and not caring about Linux in general. There's nothing we can do about that.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-03-16 19:00 tps800 New Issue
2023-03-16 19:02 tps800 Note Added: 0017678
2023-03-16 19:11 tps800 Note Added: 0017679
2023-03-16 21:54 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2023-03-16 21:54 daniruiz Status new => closed
2023-03-16 21:54 daniruiz Resolution open => duplicate
2023-03-16 21:54 daniruiz Relationship added duplicate of 0007699
2023-03-17 08:45 arnaudr Note Added: 0017681