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I'm trying to use my PC as a A2DP sink for my Nexus 7, but I can't seem to connect.

The bluetooth dongle I'm using is the ASUS-BT211


Things that I have tried already:

  • Adding Source to the pulseaudio "Enable" line.
  • Adding Socket to the pulseaudio "Disable" line.
  • Installing all bluetooth packages.

But still, it's not fixed.

Its not an adapter problem. It works fine in windows.

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closed as off-topic by Amith KK, BuZZ-dEE, Maythux, LnxSlck, Avinash Raj Feb 21 '14 at 16:48

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  • "This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers." – Amith KK, BuZZ-dEE, Maythux, LnxSlck, Avinash Raj
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Did you try if this still works?… – Takkat Aug 6 '13 at 16:02
nope, it does not work :( – Amith KK Aug 9 '13 at 6:22
Still reproducible? – Braiam Feb 20 '14 at 3:20
I don't quite agree that this question should be closed as being very specific. This is a common problem with many bluetooth setups and headsets, and it seems the most common fix is that the pulseaudio bluetooth module isn't loaded. You can fix this by first running: pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover – David Ljung Madison Jan 24 '15 at 14:14

I had a similar problem with my device. I own the bh-905i nokia headset and at first i wasn't even able to pair it, using my bluetooth dongle. This started happening after updating Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using livecd. My kernel is up-to-date. So: ->The device was detected by blueman, but couldn't pair by any means. ->After adding 'Enable = Socket' to the General section of /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf, i could pair it, but wasn't able to use a2dp stream. The error was "failed to change profile to a2dp". ->the headset appeared on the output tab, but it did not work at all (even though it was paired).

After struggling around a lot, i did this:

sudo alsa force-reload
sudo killall pulseaudio

restarted pulseaudio (alt+F2 pulseaudio)

then i added these lines in /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf

in [General] Disable=Socket

in [Headset] changed HFP value to HFP=false

and in [A2DP] SBCSources=1 and MPEG12Sources=0

then i restarted the bluetooth:

sudo restart bluetooth

and it WORKS now.

Unfortunately, if i disconnect the headset during the session i have to restart alsa and pulseaudio before trying to connect again.

Also, i change the profile to a2dp ONLY on blueman, because if i try to do that at the output tab of the sound manager (alsa, i think), i fail.

Bear with me, please, i am not an expert. And english isn't my first language. good luck!

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Nope, didn't work :( – Amith KK Aug 17 '13 at 11:08

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