I am trying to setup my
ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service
a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers.
I am following this guide which even though older can still work without too many modifications, up to the point where I have to load
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pactl load-module module-bluethooth-discover
Now, installing the module works as expected. But loading the module fails, so even though phone -> pc audio connection has been established, no bluetooth device pops up in pulse-audio and as such I hear no sound from the speakers.
This module appears in
pactl list short modules | grep blue 9 module-bluetooth-policy 22 module-bluetooth-discover
syslog, it states the following related info
Dec 14 12:32:19 starmaze NetworkManager: <info> (50:32:75:B3:DA:31): new Bluetooth device (driver: 'bluez' ifindex: 0)
50:32:75:B3:DA:31 is indeed the bluetooth MAC address of my android phone.
and a little later
Dec 14 12:38:47 starmaze pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] module-bluetooth-device.c: /org/bluez/942/hci0/dev_50_32_75_B3_DA_31 is not a valid BlueZ audio device. Dec 14 12:38:47 starmaze pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-bluetooth-device" (argument: "path=/org/bluez/942/hci0/dev_50_32_75_B3_DA_31 address=50:32:75:B3:DA:31 profile=a2dp_source source_properties=device.icon_name=blueman card_properties=device.icon_name=blueman"): initialization failed.
pulseaudio -k does not seem to solve the issues and a contradictory statement to
Disable=Socket in `/etc/bluetooth/audio.conf actually makes the service "a2dsnk" as broadcast from the pc to the phone to disappear.
What could be wrong? I guess the problem is pinpointed in a failure to load the bluetooth-discover module in pulseaudio or something related. But with all the info (sometimes contradictory) out there, I can not be certain. Can you help?
Bus 006 Device 004: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
lsusb -t returns
/: Bus 06.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M |__ Port 1: Dev 4, If 0, Class=Wireless, Driver=btusb, 12M |__ Port 1: Dev 4, If 1, Class=Wireless, Driver=btusb, 12M |__ Port 1: Dev 4, If 2, Class=Application Specific Interface, Driver=, 12M
lspci -nnk are over in pastebin. Not sure how this will help so I included all the output.