Hello! New to Linux, Zorin is only my second distro but I really like it and I think I'll be using it for a long while
However, I've been experiencing some issues with my bluetooth devices that I haven't had when I was still using Windows.
My bluetooth earbuds can pair and connect just fine, except for some reason I don't think they register as an input device? Like, it works just fine as an output device, but it does not show up as an input device at all. The only microphone that shows up, both in Sound Settings and PulseAudio, is my laptop's internal mic.
EDIT: Managed to get mic detected through Pipewire. Still working on audio input quality.
For my keyboard, my problem is that it doesn't work on boot. I have to log in first and manually do some disconnecting/re-pairing/connecting dance for a bit before I can get it to work. Bluetooth settings will report my keyboard as "connected" but it's not working. Sometimes it even says "connected" even when I switch my keyboard off.
I'm not sure what information will help, but here's some info about my system:
Is there a way to change function lock at boot? On Windows, I could use my alternate function keys by default. Now I have to press fn+esc all the time at boot.
Sometimes my system freezes (nothing works--sometimes the cursor moves but clicks and key presses do nothing and I'm forced to hard reboot ) and I can't figure out why. It only started today though, so I'm almost certain I can figure this out, but any tips on where to start looking?
Monitoring for now...
The shortcut to copy screenshots to clipboard only seems to work after I make a screenshot to be saved to directory. What gives?
SOLVED: Just had to make Screenshot an autostart application.
This worked!...sorta. My mic is now detected, but the quality/volume is so low that it's kind of useless now? My voice fades in and out, and for Discord it eventually stops working altogether. I'll take it as a win for now though lol.
Will monitor the freezing problem, thanks!
(Also, figured out the screenshot problem: just had to make Screenshot an autostart application.)