Tried to get my headphones to work but seems there are just too many issues with Bluetooth.
Got them to pair (sometimes). fails to connect on reboot.
Then once paired the option to select the headphones as an audio output is not there. This might be what they call a card which is not getting loaded.
Tried using the blueman (Bluetooth manager). This provided the "audio sink" option which allowed me to select a sink? Then in the audio applet I could then see a headphones option. This then worked until I rebooted. Unfortunately I was not able to replicate this success again.
This script seems to be addressing many connectivity issues not being addressed in the connectivity applets. These people seem to know what is going on.
There are just too many hacks attempting to fix this stuff without any real clear direction. Modules loaded not loaded / pairing / cards / pins and authentication.
Not even sure where they are in fixing any of these issues with the large number of bugs listed.
another attempt got the headphones working. not sure if they will persist after reboots without messing around with Bluetooth manager.
In Bluetooth manager..
- delete your device from Bluetooth manager
- disable Bluetooth service
- delete any pairing info stored in headphones by resetting them
- enable Bluetooth service
- find device in the list and choose setup
- select pair now and then headset options
- prompt for access to phone book? must accept this.
- now go into audio settings and choose the new headphone output.
This must be an authentication issue as I hadn't seen the "access phonebook" prompt before. saying yes to this completed the setup process.
Also there is the synonymous use of "headset" and "headphones" here and there. "headphone" is an improper description of these devices and should be avoided.