Weblog entry #2 for dammitjim

Debian Wheezy and Bluetooth Headphones (A2DP)
Posted by dammitjim on Thu 3 Jan 2013 at 18:39
For years I have been trying to get my bluetooth headphones to work on Debian and enlightenment e17. No, I hadn't tried very hard, but I had attempted this multiple times. By no means am I an expert on how bluetooth works and I understand that this howto will have you download a lot of heavy packages.

Now to the steps:
1) Install the following packages (I don't know if you need bluez or blueman):
sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol blueman bluetooth bluez

2) Create the file ~/.asoundrc
pcm.!default plug:pulse
pcm.pulse {
type pulse
}

3) Edit /etc/default/bluetooth to enable the following
HID2HCI_ENABLED=1
HID2HCI_UNDO=1

4) Reboot the system

5) Add systray to shelf (e17's requirement)

6) run gnome-bluetooth
sudo bluetooth-applet

7) Pair the headphones using the applet in the systray

8) Use Pulse Audio Volume Control to Select High Fidelity Playback (A2AP) and turn off the Built-in Audio Profile Off

I also wanted to add that most recently I have been using a command line utility called bluetoothctl in which one just runs the command connect and it will connect to your bluetooth device.

 

Comments on this Entry

Posted by Anonymous (209.87.xx.xx) on Mon 25 Feb 2013 at 20:59
I've been trying to get this working forever, and these instructions did the trick.

Thanks!

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Posted by Anonymous (85.251.xx.xx) on Wed 27 Mar 2013 at 15:17
Many thanks! It worked really well for me.

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Posted by Anonymous (114.42.xx.xx) on Sun 30 Jun 2013 at 10:53
It's work on my Debian 7.1, thank a lot.

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Posted by Anonymous (186.221.xx.xx) on Wed 17 Jul 2013 at 23:14
100% !!!!!!! Thank's!!!!

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Posted by Anonymous (212.253.xx.xx) on Mon 13 Jan 2014 at 08:58
I'm very happy. Thanks.

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Posted by Anonymous (183.171.xx.xx) on Fri 5 Dec 2014 at 10:58
i am not clear on how to install the following packages :(sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol blueman bluetooth bluez)
ow do i run these link?
i am using rapoo h6060 & could not connect to my laptop win 7?

anyone can help me?

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Posted by Anonymous (15.195.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Jan 2015 at 10:35
i have the same issue. can anyone explain like for dummies how to install and what from that "sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol blueman bluetooth bluez".

many thanks

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Posted by Anonymous (212.110.xx.xx) on Sun 6 Apr 2014 at 11:09
Been trying for a while to get my bluetooth headphones working with wheezy 7.4. I had it all installed except gnome-bluetooth which did the trick along with the mods to the config files. Thanks a bunch.

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Posted by debian4ever (151.24.xx.xx) on Fri 20 Feb 2015 at 05:07
It also worked with Debian Jessie-RC1 and Parrot Zik V1.10

thanks!

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Posted by debian4ever (151.24.xx.xx) on Fri 20 Feb 2015 at 06:18
I run into some problems, so get my device address with:

hcitool con
Connections:
> ACL 90:03:B7:5E:B5:9A handle 256 state 1 lm MASTER AUTH ENCRYPT


and then I put it on my .asoundrc:

pcm.bluetooth {
type bluetooth
device "90:03:B7:5E:B5:9A"
profile "auto"
}


seems to work better this way

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