Bluetooth functions fine with a USB bluetooth dongle plugged in. I can’t get the internal Broadcom bluetooth to function though - it cannot be turned on using the Settings app (whose window remains empty). I think I need firmware for it. The Broadcom chip I think is both wifi and bluetooth. Wifi is working fine.
Budgie 18.04 64 bit
Bus 003 Device 014: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
dmesg | grep -i blue
[ 7921.131683] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[ 7921.131735] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 7921.131744] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 7921.131748] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 7921.131762] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
sudo rfkill list
1: compal-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
sudo service bluetooth status
This confirms that the service is running - though I already know this as the USB dongle works.
I installed Ubuntu Budgie desktop from standard Ubuntu 19.04. Budgie flies compared to the standard Ubuntu. I had exactly the same Broadcom bluetooth problem with standard Ubuntu of course.
An help would be appreciated - particularly to get the necessary firmware.