To connect Powerbeats Pros to Linux (Pop!_OS/Ubuntu 20.04):
Temporarily reconfigure bluetooth to set its controller mode to BR/EDR:
1. Edit the config:
sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/main.conf
2. Uncomment the line:
#ControllerMode = bredr
3. Restart the bluetooth service:
sudo systemctl restart bluetooth
You should now be able to pair. If GNOME gives you issues, try the bluetoothctl command-line app.
Once you pair, reset the change.
PS. Mic doesn’t work.
PPS. To pair using bluetoothctl:
# Launch it:
# Start scanning:
# Once you see it (e.g., BA:DD:AD:C0:FF:EE Your Powerbeats Pro), turn off scanning:
# Then pair, trust, connect:
@aral I also use bluetoothctl directly haha with i3wm I set shortcuts to connect to my devices easily. its a pleasure and easy to debug errors and problems with connections.
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