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    piCore player rpi4 (bluetooth controller issue)

    Hi there

    i am a new member from greece and i am running piCore player + LMS to my brand new raspberry pi 4 everything seems to be working pretty decent except the bluetooth

    i have downloaded all the bluetooth staff but when i try to enable the bluetooth controller (the integrated of the rpi) this does not turn on and i get a message says:

    "Turning the BT Controller power on..."
    "No default controller available"

    i thought that the bluetooth ic may be faulty so i try to boot raspbian and yes the bluetooh works fine so my raspberry is ok!

    does anyone have an idea what couses this issue ?

    i am new at raspberry pi world and im using piCore player for first time but i am so excited i want to learn things and later how to make my own scripts

    i am looking forward to hearing from you

    thank you for your time

    Vasilios

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    Bluetooth is disabled by default in the config.txt, You need to enable it. Check the bottom of the bluetooth or wifi pages.
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    hi again first off all i want to thank you for your fast answer

    i have pressed the POWER ON "Turn the BT Controller on more>" button but nothig happens

    i accsess the config file with ssh with this comands
    Code:
    $ mount /mnt/mmcblk0p1
    $ cd /mnt/mmcblk0p1
    $ vi config.txt
    $ reboot
    And the resault is this

    #Disable Bluetooth on both rpi3 and rpi0W
    #dtoverlay=disable-bt

    so as you can see the #dtoverlay=disable-bt is a comment (witch means the bt is active???) , the picore keeps saying "No default controller available" and does not work

    as far it conserned thw wifi seems to be ok it can scan my wifi networks correct

    thanks again

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    Yes, that means that the BT chip should be enabled. Can you post your complete bluetooth log. You can get that on the bluetooth page.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    my bluetooth player says this:
    Code:
    pCP Bluetooth extension build:0012
    Starting BT Controller
    Bluetooth loaded, but no controller detected.
    thank you again


    does anyone face the same broblem with rpi4? i use picore player ver6.1

    i 've tested both wifi and bluetooth on the raspbian and works well so my pi is ok for shure
    Last edited by billtsig; 2020-12-21 at 18:36.

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    Having exactly the same issue here. RPi4, bluetooth is enabled in config.txt but when you power on BT Controller it says "Turning the BT Controller power on... No default controller available"

    The bluetooth page does say "If using RPi built-in bluetooth, make sure controller is enabled at the bottom of this page." but there is no setting that I can find to allow one to enable the built-in controller.

    Otherwise I am a very satisfied picoreplayer user. Happy to send a small sum to the developer(s) if it would help fix this

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    Senior Member paul-'s Avatar
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    I think there has been some firmware changes that is causing the issue on pi4's. I'm guessing a bit here, all of my devices are running pCP7 now. I would migrate to that. Still officially in Beta, but I'm trying to get the full release out there this week.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    Thanks. I'll find a spare SD card and try that tomorrow.

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    i am looking forward to hearing from you paul! keep up the good work!

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    UPDATE new version of piCore player is here!! i try it with raspberry pi 4 an YES the blue tooth worked perfect!!! thank you so much!!

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