Bluetooth headset no sound

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Bluetooth headset no sound

Postby gibbestia » 2012-01-06 12:10

Hi all,
I'm trying to use my bluetooth headset in debian.
I can pair and connect my PC with the headset using the graphical applet gnome-bluetooth, but I cannot see the device in the sound preferences.

The error I get in the pulseaudio log is:
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(   0.113|   0.000) D: [bluetooth] module-bluetooth-device.c: Sending BT_REQUEST -> BT_START_STREAM
(   0.113|   0.000) D: [bluetooth] module-bluetooth-device.c: Trying to receive message from audio service...
(  40.202|  40.089) D: [bluetooth] module-bluetooth-device.c: Received BT_ERROR <- BT_START_STREAM
(  40.203|   0.000) E: [bluetooth] module-bluetooth-device.c: Received error condition: Input/output error
(  40.203|   0.000) D: [bluetooth] module-bluetooth-device.c: IO thread failed
(  40.206|   0.003) D: [pulseaudio] module-device-restore.c: Could not set format on sink bluez_sink.B6_38_5B_1A_61_43
(  40.206|   0.000) I: [pulseaudio] module.c: Loaded "module-bluetooth-device" (index: #5; argument: "address="B6:38:5B:1A:61:43" path="/org/bluez/1468/hci0/dev_B6_38_5B_1A_61_43"").

Additional INFO:
This headset works on Windows 7, OSx Lion and Xubuntu.
A different bluetooth headset works on my Debian PC.
The bluetooth headset is : Bluetooth Headset S500

Any Help is appreciated.

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Re: Bluetooth headset no sound

Postby Zenec » 2012-02-23 13:30


I had a similar issue, here's how I fixed it:
1.Add to /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf this:

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2. Restart bluetooth in terminal:
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/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

3. Connect to the headset and it should show up in the sound settings now.

Hope this helps
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