Bluetooth hardware not found

Briefly describe your issue below:
— I recently did a clean full install of Parrot Security v4.6 64bit on both my Dell and my Lenova laptops. Before in previous versions I always had a bluetooth icon in the systray and it just ran automatically. I have tried reinstalling bluetooth software/drivers and nothing helped. If you need any additional info please let me know but I NEED to figure this out quickly. I use bluetooth for my work, need it working yesterday.

What version of Parrot are you running?
— Parrot Security v4.6 64bit (installed to both Lenova and Dell laptop same issue with new install)

What method did you use to install Parrot?
— Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
— No

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:
— No bluetooth adapters found, daemon not running, can’t start up

Hi @PaganPriest,

Can you try running sudo systemctl enable bluetooth && sudo systemctl start bluetooth. This solved the issue for a few people in the community recently.


no bluetooth adapter have been found os parrot home

The decision of the
systemctl start bluetooth.service

  1. Thanks for that, that worked perfectly. I had completely forgotten to use “enable”.
  2. I did want to point out, however, some details for other people visiting this post in the future…
  • Please look at the date of this post, as v4.6 of Parrot Security has not been out for long at this point.
  • This only happened when I installed the new 4.6 version on both my Lenova and Dell laptops.
  • I also kept getting screwy and major errors on the additional software packages I normally install.
  • After trying this fix to see if it worked (and it did) I opted to re-install v4.5 of ParSec since I truly need my systems to be completely stable before I try using them for work purposes.

Thx again for the quick reply and the help!

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Glad to help.

Yes, this is only occurring on version 4.6 as far as I know. Previous versions 4.5.1 and 4.5 didn’t have this issue.

so after a complete new install of 4.6 ParrotSec, my system was up and snappy, but the bluetooth was still not working. I tried the above suggestion: “sudo systemctl enable bluetooth && sudo systemctl start bluetooth” – and what do you know, it worked, and I got to hear and talk through the bluetooth headset device…until the next reboot.

Then it was back to “Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors.DBusFailedError: Host is down…”
with no suggestions posted here or anywhere I could find seem to work…back to square 1.

Re-pair the device make sure the adapter discoverable

already tried that - the issue is linux (all distros) only has part of the needed drivers for the multi-function chipset, so the problem will continue to be buggy at best till a real update is configured. I have written another recent post on this issue, hopefully we can get it resolved.

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