(SOLVED) 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

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(SOLVED) 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby thekelvingreen » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:55 pm

Hello all.

I've just been given an Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker and while I can connect to it with my other devices, I cannot get Linux Mint to connect to it.

When I go to the bluetooth settings, and Bluetooth New Device Setup the speaker is recognised but the device type is "Unknown".

If I select the Soundcore Mini and go to Continue, the setup process skips straight through to the Setup Summary.

It then shows up in my bluetooth devices as paired, but seems to be inactive and doesn't work as a speaker.

(It also doesn't appear as an output device in the Sound Options.)

Any ideas? My guess is that it's being recognised as a bluetooth device but not as a speaker.
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Re: 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby thekelvingreen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:24 am

Right, so using Blueman I can get the SoundCore Mini to pair with my computer and be recognised as both a headset and an A2DP Sink, but when I try to connect, I get a message saying "Device added successfully, but failed to connect" so I seem to be getting closer, but still no sound output!

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Re: 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby JeremyB » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:31 am

Disconnect from the headset in blueman, then in terminal

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pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover

Then connect and see if it works for audio

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Re: 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby thekelvingreen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 am

That worked, thanks!

What was the issue, and why did that code fix it?

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Re: (FIXED) 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby JeremyB » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:48 am

It loads the module needed by pulseaudio to work with bluetooth audio devices

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Re: (FIXED) 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and Anker Soundcore Mini bluetooth speaker - cannot connect

Postby thekelvingreen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:58 pm

Understood. Thank you again!


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