I have Lubuntu 14.10 so I run ALSA instead of PulseAudio and I am not about to change it. blueman-manager lets me detect my speaker as headphones but choosing Setup-Audio Receiver(A2DP) results in error The device has been successfully added but playback is impossible (nearly translated). Launching this manager from console complements error mentioned above with this output. I googled the problem around, but most of the information I found felt very, very outdated. So I thought that it would be safer to re-raise the issue here. Searching for bluetooth in Synaptic results in these packages Everything was here before, I only tried to install bluez-alsa, but it didn't change anything. Before going any further and randomly trying advices from those suspicious obsolete guides I halted and I'm here, waiting for your solutions

UPD: I looked into similar questions and tried this script which seemed simple and comprehensible. It printed same error that GUI applet did

mekkanizer@N76VB:~$ ./калонка.sh on
Connecting to /org/bluez/7563/hci0/dev_CC_C5_0A_62_E8_43...
Error org.bluez.Error.Failed: Stream setup failed

UPD2: Installed an additional pile of useless packages (screenshot updated), still no effect

  • @op - did you have any luck with this? I'm trying to do something similar. – eddiewould Jun 9 '16 at 1:39
  • @eddiewould nope dude. No luck at all. I have also realized that I have no idea how to distribute audio outputs between connected devices withOUT pulseaudio so I finally gave up and installed bluez/pulseaudio_bluetooth packages and lived happily ever after – mekkanizer Jun 10 '16 at 1:57

Seems every laptop I wanted to connect to headphones using bluetooth I had to sudo pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover and then redo the pairing to get the headphones to work

  • I do not use PulseAudio, so the pactl (which is actuallly PulseAudioConTroL) is irrelevant for me – mekkanizer Jan 12 '15 at 13:05

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