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(solved?)bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 pm

Hello

Until recently, I was happy with a JBL speaker connected to my linux 18.3 through bluetooth.
I tried (for video editing) to ugrade from sylvia 18.3 to Tara 19.
At first, everything worked fine.
At some time, all the sound system stopped working. Neither the external JBL speakers nor the internal ones produced any sound.
After a long walk through the forums, I succeeded to get the internal speaker working by updating etc/modprod/alsa base.conf, appending a line "options snd-hda-intel model=asus ".
But the Bluetooth device (although connected) still doesn't appear in the output tab of the "sound parameters windows". The bluetooth device is understood as an audio one because its "bluetooth connection windows" propose to go to the "sound parameters windows"
To make it clear, I attach a screeshot of these windows

Could anybody tell me what to try before I should make a new clean install of 18.3 again?
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by MrEen » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Bonjour getaway,

I saw your post in the other thread and almost mentioned that you got lucky with that model=asus. As long as it works, it's fine. But there may have been a better (or more correct) option to try.

Regarding bluetooth. I have zero experience with it. Having said that, I'd suggest seeing if PulseAudio Volume Control can help you get it working. You can install it via the Software Manager or in the terminal with apt install pavucontrol.

Run the software either from the menu or in the terminal with pavucontrol and check both the Configuration tab and the Output Devices tab for settings that that will probably say JBL ....

There is a possibility it won't help at all, but it's worth a shot, and I believe it should be installed by default.

If all this doesn't help, paste back the results of pacmd list-sinks while something with sound is playing and the speaker is "connected" and we'll go from there.

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 am

Bonjour MrEen

Merci de votre attention.

Yes, I have been writing on another thread, where I was believing to have fixed the internal speaker part of my probleme, thanks to your suggestion about modprod.
Yes it worked and may be I have been lucky because the option line I appended in alsa-base.conf hasn't been permanent: it has now disappeared and the speakers are still working fine? :(

For the BlueTooth speaker problem, which is still pending, I've already tried the pavucontrol pannel.
My speaker doesn't appear there neither.
What I don't understand is when you speak of configuration tab... There is no such a tab in my pavucontrol panel..
Capture du 2018-07-16 10-02-29.jpg
For the pacmd list-sinks, here is the result during Vivaldi is playing on my internal speakers:

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gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ pacmd list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: RUNNING
	suspend cause: 
	priority: 9959
	volume: front-left: 14873 /  23% / -38,64 dB,   front-right: 15075 /  23% / -38,29 dB
	        balance 0,01
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 39,56 ms
	max request: 6 KiB
	max rewind: 64 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stéréo
	used by: 1
	linked by: 1
	configured latency: 40,00 ms; range is 0,50 .. 371,52 ms
	card: 0 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
	module: 6
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "ALC294 Analog"
		alsa.id = "ALC294 Analog"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xef228000 irq 281"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "9d71"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "front:0"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "65536"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "32768"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Stéréo analogique"
		device.description = "Audio interne Stéréo analogique"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Realtek ALC294"
		alsa.components = "HDA:10ec0294,10431c20,00100004 HDA:8086280b,80860101,00100000"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		analog-output-speaker: Haut-parleurs (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Casques analogiques (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
	active port: <analog-output-speaker>
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by MrEen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 am

The Configuration tab is to the right of Périphériques d'entrée. Either click twice on > or use your right arrow key.

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by JeremyB » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:28 am

Try

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sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover
Then connect to the BT headset and see if it shows in sound settings

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:48 am

To MrEen:
Shame on me not to have discovered that on my own :oops:
But I have no trace of my JBL Extrem speakers in the conf tab proposal. There is only a "Digital HDMI" options list.

To JeremyB:
I had already pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed

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gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
[sudo] Mot de passe de gerard : 
Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait
Construction de l'arbre des dépendances       
Lecture des informations d'état... Fait
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth est déjà la version la plus récente (1:8.0-0ubuntu3.10).
Les paquets suivants ont été installés automatiquement et ne sont plus nécessaires :
  ant ant-optional antlr3 aspectj bnd default-jdk default-jdk-headless
  devscripts equivs git git-man java-wrappers javahelp2 junit junit-doc junit4
  junit4-doc libantlr3-runtime-java libasm3-java libasm4-java libaspectj-java
  libatinject-jsr330-api-java libbeansbinding-java libbindex-java libbsh-java
  libbytelist-java libcdi-api-java libcglib3-java libcommons-codec-java
  libcommons-io-java libcommons-lang-java libcommons-net-java
  libeclipselink-java libequinox-osgi-java liberror-perl
  libfelix-framework-java libfelix-main-java libfelix-osgi-obr-java
  libfreemarker-java libgeronimo-interceptor-3.0-spec-java
  libgeronimo-j2ee-connector-1.5-spec-java libgeronimo-jms-1.1-spec-java
  libgeronimo-jpa-2.0-spec-java libgeronimo-jta-1.1-spec-java
  libgeronimo-osgi-support-java libgeronimo-validation-1.0-spec-java
  libhamcrest-java libhtml5parser-java libhttpclient-java libhttpcore-java
  libicu4j-4.4-java libini4j-java libjavaewah-java libjcodings-java
  libjcommander-java libjemmy2-java libjgit-java libjna-java libjna-jni
  libjna-platform-java libjnlp-servlet-java libjoda-time-java
  libjpa-2.1-spec-java libjsch-agent-proxy-java libjsch-java
  libjson-simple-java libjsr311-api-java libjvyamlb-java libjzlib-java
  libkxml2-java liblucene3-java libmail-java libnb-absolutelayout-java
  libnb-apisupport3-java libnb-ide14-java libnb-java5-java
  libnb-javaparser-java libnb-org-openide-modules-java
  libnb-org-openide-util-java libnb-org-openide-util-lookup-java
  libnb-platform-devel-java libnb-platform18-java libosgi-annotation-java
  libosgi-compendium-java libosgi-core-java libosgi-foundation-ee-java
  libsequence-library-java libserf-1-1 libservlet2.5-java
  libsimple-validation-java libsqljet-java libstringtemplate4-java libsvn-java
  libsvn1 libsvnclientadapter-java libsvnkit-java libswing-layout-java
  libswingx-java libtrilead-ssh2-java libws-commons-util-java libxerces2-java
  libxml-commons-external-java libxml-commons-resolver1.1-java openjdk-8-jdk
  openjdk-8-jdk-headless python3-polib testng
Veuillez utiliser « sudo apt autoremove » pour les supprimer.
0 mis à jour, 0 nouvellement installés, 0 à enlever et 125 non mis à jour.
gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ 
And the pulseaudio module-bluetooth-discover looks to have problem to be loaded

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gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover
Échec : Échec lors de l'initialisation du module
gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ 

Is it a clue???

may be this could help:

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gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ bluetoothctl
[NEW] Controller 34:41:5D:3A:B8:ED gerard-UX430UNR [default]
[NEW] Device F8:DF:15:A6:79:3C JBL Xtreme
[CHG] Controller 34:41:5D:3A:B8:ED Discovering: no
[bluetooth]# 

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gerard@gerard-UX430UNR ~ $ pactl list 
Module #0
	Nom : module-device-restore
	Paramètre : 
	Nombre d'utilisations : n/d
	Propriétés : 
		module.author = "Lennart Poettering"
		module.description = "Automatically restore the volume/mute state of devices"
		module.version = "8.0"
		.
		.
		.
		.
		.


Module #8
	Nom : module-bluetooth-discover
	Paramètre : 
	Nombre d'utilisations : n/d
	Propriétés : 
		module.author = "João Paulo Rechi Vita"
		module.description = "Detect available Bluetooth daemon and load the corresponding discovery module"
		module.version = "8.0"

Module #9
	Nom : module-bluez5-discover
	Paramètre : 
	Nombre d'utilisations : n/d
	Propriétés : 
		module.author = "João Paulo Rechi Vita"
		module.description = "Detect available BlueZ 5 Bluetooth audio devices and load BlueZ 5 Bluetooth audio drivers"
		module.version = "8.0"
		.
		.
		.
		.
		..
		Module #26
	Nom : module-null-sink
	Paramètre : sink_name=auto_null sink_properties='device.description="Sortie fictive"'
	Nombre d'utilisations : 0
	Propriétés : 
		module.author = "Lennart Poettering"
		module.description = "Horloge de destination vide"
		module.version = "8.0"

Destination #5
	État : SUSPENDED
	Nom : auto_null
	Description : Sortie fictive
	Pilote : module-null-sink.c
	Spécification de l'échantillon : s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	Plan des canaux : front-left,front-right
	Module du propriétaire : 26
	Sourdine : non
	Volume : front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Volume de base : 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	Source du moniteur : auto_null.monitor
	Latence : 0 usec, configuré 0 usec
	Marqueurs : DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Propriétés :
		device.description = "Sortie fictive"
		device.class = "abstract"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card"
	Formats :
		pcm

Source #7
	État : SUSPENDED
	Nom : auto_null.monitor
	Description : Monitor of Sortie fictive
	Pilote : module-null-sink.c
	Spécification de l'échantillon : s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	Plan des canaux : front-left,front-right
	Module du propriétaire : 26
	Sourdine : non
	Volume : front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Volume de base : 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	Moniteur de la destination : auto_null
	Latence : 0 usec, configuré 0 usec
	Marqueurs : DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Propriétés :
		device.description = "Monitor of Sortie fictive"
		device.class = "monitor"
		device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
	Formats :
		pcm

Client #0
	Pilote : module-systemd-login.c
	Module propriétaire : 16
	Propriétés :
		application.name = "Login Session c2"
		systemd-login.session = "c2"

Client #2
	Pilote : protocol-native.c
	Module propriétaire : 10
	Propriétés :
		application.name = "Cinnamon Volume Control Media Keys"
		native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
		native-protocol.version = "30"
		application.id = "org.gnome.VolumeControl"
		application.icon_name = "multimedia-volume-control"
		application.version = "3.6.2"
		application.process.id = "1842"
		application.process.user = "gerard"
		application.process.host = "gerard-UX430UNR"
		application.process.binary = "csd-media-keys"
		application.language = "fr_FR.UTF-8"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "bbada5cfcc9a4a80ac8dc5ce6d9f53aa"
		application.process.session_id = "c2"

Client #6
	Pilote : module-x11-xsmp.c
	Module propriétaire : 23
	Propriétés :
		application.name = "XSMP Session on cinnamon-session as 10e1b9615abf7a5bd215317518062592800000017070050"
		xsmp.vendor = "cinnamon-session"
		xsmp.client.id = "10e1b9615abf7a5bd215317518062592800000017070050"

Client #7
	Pilote : protocol-native.c
	Module propriétaire : 10
	Propriétés :
		application.name = "Cinnamon Volume Control"
		native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
		native-protocol.version = "30"
		application.id = "org.gnome.VolumeControl"
		application.icon_name = "multimedia-volume-control"
		application.version = "3.6.2"
		application.process.id = "2035"
		application.process.user = "gerard"
		application.process.host = "gerard-UX430UNR"
		application.process.binary = "cinnamon"
		application.language = "fr_FR.UTF-8"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "bbada5cfcc9a4a80ac8dc5ce6d9f53aa"
		application.process.session_id = "c2"

Client #15
	Pilote : protocol-native.c
	Module propriétaire : 10
	Propriétés :
		application.name = "pactl"
		native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
		native-protocol.version = "30"
		application.process.id = "7105"
		application.process.user = "gerard"
		application.process.host = "gerard-UX430UNR"
		application.process.binary = "pactl"
		application.language = "fr_FR.UTF-8"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "bbada5cfcc9a4a80ac8dc5ce6d9f53aa"
		application.process.session_id = "c2"

Carte #0
	Nom : alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3
	Pilote : module-alsa-card.c
	Module propriétaire : 6
	Propriétés :
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xef228000 irq 281"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "9d71"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "0"
		device.description = "Audio interne"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	Profils :
		input:analog-stereo: Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 60, available: oui)
		output:analog-stereo: Sortie Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 6000, available: oui)
		output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Duplex stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 6060, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5400, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5460, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 300, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 360, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 300, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 360, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5200, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5260, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 100, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 160, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 100, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 160, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5200, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5260, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 100, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 160, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 100, available: oui)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Sortie Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) + Entrée Stéréo analogique (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 160, available: oui)
		off: Éteint (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: oui)
	Profil actif : off
	Ports :
		analog-input-mic: Microphone (priority: 8700, latency offset: 0 usec)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-stereo-extra1+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround-extra1+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71-extra1+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-stereo-extra2+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround-extra2+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71-extra2+input:analog-stereo
		analog-output-speaker: Haut-parleurs (priority: 10000, latency offset: 0 usec)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
		analog-output-headphones: Casques analogiques (priority: 9000, latency offset: 0 usec, not available)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority: 5900, latency offset: 0 usec, not available)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : output:hdmi-stereo, output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround, output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71, output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo
		hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (priority: 5800, latency offset: 0 usec, not available)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : output:hdmi-stereo-extra1, output:hdmi-stereo-extra1+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround-extra1, output:hdmi-surround-extra1+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71-extra1, output:hdmi-surround71-extra1+input:analog-stereo
		hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (priority: 5700, latency offset: 0 usec, not available)
			Propriétés :
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
			Partie du(des) profil(s) : output:hdmi-stereo-extra2, output:hdmi-stereo-extra2+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround-extra2, output:hdmi-surround-extra2+input:analog-stereo, output:hdmi-surround71-extra2, output:hdmi-surround71-extra2+input:analog-stereo

		
		
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by MrEen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:18 pm

I think after loading the module, you need to killall pulseaudio so it will restart and find the bluetooth stuff. If it doesn't restart by itself, pulseaudio -D will do it.

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi MrEen

I've tried to killall and restart pulseaudio.

I've tried to unload module-bluetooth-discover then to reload it. It worked but changed nothing to my problem: JBL speakers appears in Bluetooth devices list but not on the audio system. :( :( :(
I don't know where to look deeper.
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by MrEen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:32 pm

According to this site, after the killall pulseaudio, they say to deactivate bluetooth then activate it again and all should be good.

I hope that helps.

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by JeremyB » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:54 pm

I would install blueman apt install blueman
Once the headset connects, right click on the headset in blueman and go to audio profile, if it is set to off, go to disconnect. Then right click on the headset and choose any option to reconnect and see if the audio profile has changed to A2DP

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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:26 pm

I've tried the procedure suggested by MrEen. Nothing changed.

I installed Blueman.
The JBL speakers appears in the blueman window.
Nothing happens when clicking to audio profile.
Disconnecting .
When trying to reconnect: connexion failed.
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Keep going on investigation to morrow. For tonight, I go to bed
Thanks a lot for your help :D :D :D
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by getaway » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:43 pm

Hello

This should be my last post for this thread.
I feel that nothing has been neither fixed nor understood, but my JBL speakers work tonight. :roll: :roll:
I can identify nothing out of everything I could have done which could have been determinant to fix the problem.
I'm not even sure the problem is fixed :(
May be things happened to change a bit when I connected a bluetooth headset, which appeared in the linuxmint audio system management window (I don't know its name) and worked fine. May be too, using blueman as management tool helped, but I'm not sure it is significant. At least not at once. But when the bluetooth headset worked, JBL began to appear fleetingly in the audio management window as well as in pavucontrol window. But at first it wasn't possible to check them with A2DP; only with "unité centrale du casque hfp/hsp"????
And then, in the evening it remainded stable, with A2DP checked. (I have the feeling of being describing a disease evolution...)
I have no clue of what has been effective to fix it.
I have some feeling that using blueman was better than "mint bluetooth manager" but I'm sure of nothing :oops: :cry: :evil:

My feeling is that the linuxmint bluetooth subsystem is neither very stable nor ruggedised. And that things are worse when we link it with audio subsystem... But I'm not an expert, more of a newbie, and I don't manage the combination or environments of ALSA, Pulseaudio and bluetooth architecture and tools...

But should we be expert, just to simply listen to some music on our computer :roll: :roll: :roll:
If yes, it's a kind of a problem :oops: :oops: :oops:
Tell me if I miss something :wink: :wink:
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Re: bluetooth speakers connecting but not working

Post by MrEen » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi getaway. I'm happy to hear your sound is working again. It is not uncommon to rather mysteriously solve itself, unfortunately.

Hopefully, this won't happen again.

Bonne chance!

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