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LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices<SOLVED>

Postby TheKernel on Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:31 pm

Four weeks ago I submitted a couple of posts re lack of success in connecting to headphones/speakers using Bluetooth in LM17, all of which worked OK in LM16. It seemed quite a few others were suffering similar problems.

Yesterday I thought I should try again and have downloaded LM17 again, added Blueman again and still no connection. All four sets of devices I tested (speakers, soundbars and headsets) appear to pair but then disconnect immediately in Blueman setup with 'stream failures'. So I tested them all from another laptop with Windows 8.1 - perfect!

Yes I could stay with LM16, yes i could try LM13 as was suggested ... but I find it both frustrating and disappointing that something that worked very well previously now does not work at all. Maybe I am missing the point here but is anything going to change in LM17 or the recommended Blueman?

EDIT - Thanks to jeremyB for the command 'pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover' ... after which devices pair and connect and stay connected!
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices

Postby dragondave59 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:49 pm

I'm having the same problem connecting a pair of Kitsound Manhattan headphones. They are registering in Blueman, but failing to connect properly either as just headphones or using the inbuilt microphone.

Is there an explanation anywhere as why it was necessary to have to install Blueman as they worked in LM16 on the standard bluetooth set-up?
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:58 pm

Besides blueman, do you installed obexftp?
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices

Postby TheKernel on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:16 pm

Hi jungle_boy ... I saw nothing about this 'obexft' in the LM17instructiions - again as an admitted Linux neophyte, what is it and what can it do to connect Blueman to my headphones?
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices

Postby WinterTroubles on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:21 pm

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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices<SOLV

Postby Condorman on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:48 am

TheKernel wrote:EDIT - Thanks to jeremyB for the command 'pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover' ... after which devices pair and connect and stay connected!


Can anyone help? I issued the above command as my Bluetooth is still not working after a kernel update, but I'm getting this:

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condorman@condorman ~ $ pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover
Failure: Module initialisation failed


What should I do to get this to work? Cheers all.
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices<SOLV

Postby gadr on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:44 am

Hey, guys.

This command also worked for me.

If it helps, I have made a quick post with this solution in my blog[1]. Thanks!

[1]: http://blog.gadr.me/quick-tip-bluetooth ... iana-mate/
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Re: LM17 Qiana - Blueman stil not connecting my devices<SOLV

Postby dragondave59 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:38 am

gadr wrote:Hey, guys.

This command also worked for me.

If it helps, I have made a quick post with this solution in my blog[1]. Thanks!

[1]: http://blog.gadr.me/quick-tip-bluetooth ... iana-mate/


Thanks, that worked. It was funny that it picked up my headphones (KS Manhattan) as being Mono. I have to got > Sound Preferences > Hardware tab, click on the headphone section & change the setting to Hi Fidelity Playback (A2DP).
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