If Bluetooth is not a must, one can connect the gamepad via USB. It will work flawlessly then, even on older machines (Ubuntu 20.04).
If Bluetooth is required four conditions have to be satisfied:
a very recent kernel is required (>= 5.11, maybe even >= 5.12)
some configurations have to be applied
xpadneo has to be used
You might have to pair the ...
First one needs to locate the configuration file. If the Bluetooth dongle/chipset has address DONGLE_ADDR and the gamepad has address XBOX_ADDR then the configuration file is /var/lib/$DONGLE_ADDR/$XBOX_ADDR/info. On my PC it looks like this: /var/lib/bluetooth/5C:F3:70:A3:31:C7/44:16:22:6D:6B:E5/info. This file will contain some gamepad specific stuff (at ...
First, you should use the built in tools to reset Windows completely. You should have done this when you purchased the computer in the first place.
Second, you should not install AVG. AVG is an OK product, but not superior in any way to the built in Windows Defender. If you are using the free AVG product, don't install it.
These steps will remove any ...
Found the solution to the problem, accidentally.
Typed MSConfig in the Search window on Windows 10 UI
Selected Normal Startup and rebooted.
Next thing I know, my bluetooth speaker automatically connected at the next boot up
Installed latest Bluetooth drivers using Intel Driver Support Assistant
In deed, the USB device showing up with an error was the the ...