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    Unhappy [SOLVED] 12.04 - Bluetooth headset disappeared

    I just installed my bluetooth headset. I went to sound settings to see what was happening because the sound was awful.

    I changed the drop down to "High Quality" and the sound was great. Being inquisitive I then switched to "Off" (or something) just to see what happened. My bluetooth headset immediately disappeared from the "Play Sound Through" list on the "Output" tab.

    No amount of rebooting, removing the headset, adding the headset or anything has got it back. It says it is connected, but it is not.

    grep Bluetooth /var/log/syslog - judging from the time stamp, this is when I connected it properly
    Code:
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.840107] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.842799] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.842802] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.842804] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.842816] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.870859] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.870862] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.883528] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.883535] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:22:01 venus kernel: [    7.883537] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
    Sep 22 21:22:03 venus kernel: [    9.338039] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.868311] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.870537] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.870540] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.870542] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.870550] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.910145] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
    Sep 22 21:29:18 venus kernel: [    7.910148] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
    Sep 22 21:29:20 venus kernel: [   10.000719] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
    Sep 22 21:29:20 venus kernel: [   10.169153] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:20 venus kernel: [   10.169159] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    Sep 22 21:29:20 venus kernel: [   10.169161] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
    syslog when trying to connect
    Code:
    Sep 22 22:12:37 venus bluetoothd[505]: Disconnected from 00:1A:7D:11:34:A1, /org/bluez/505/hci0/dev_00_1A_7D_11_34_A1
    Sep 22 22:12:43 venus bluetoothd[505]: Badly formated or unrecognized command: AT+CSRSF=0,0,0,0,0,7
    Sep 22 22:12:45 venus kernel: [ 2614.624514] input: 00:1A:7D:11:34:A1 as /devices/virtual/input/input26
    If I could reinstate the original entry in the output settings I would be fine.

    Edit: As I shut down, Ubuntu reported an "Internal error" with plymouth. Not sure how that might be related.
    Last edited by thomaswp; September 23rd, 2012 at 08:00 AM. Reason: More info
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    Re: 12.04 - Bluetooth headset disappeared

    Solved. Found this thread:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/17593...w-can-i-get-it

    And did this:
    Code:
    :~$ pactl list cards short
    0	alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0	module-alsa-card.c
    2	bluez_card.00_1A_7D_11_34_A1	module-bluetooth-device.c
    :~$ pactl set-card-profile bluez_card.00_1A_7D_11_34_A1 a2dp
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    Re: 12.04 - Bluetooth headset disappeared

    I had more problems tonight. This thread helped:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14573...-in-pulseaudio

    I installed pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    Code:
    sudo apt-get pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    Then
    Code:
    pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=bluetooth
    Then a reboot and it all started working again.
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    Re: 12.04 - Bluetooth headset disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by thomaswp View Post
    I had more problems tonight. This thread helped:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14573...-in-pulseaudio

    I installed pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    Code:
    sudo apt-get pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    Then
    Code:
    pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=bluetooth
    Then a reboot and it all started working again.
    Thanks for getting back with the fix This solved it for me too. One little note: the command should be sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth


    BTW, where did you find the 'high quality' drop down menu this all started with? My bluetooth sound is definitely not 'high quality' so if that option is available i want it!

    EDIT:
    Ah found it. They called it 'High Fidelity Playback (A2DP)' now!
    Last edited by erikkll; October 5th, 2012 at 11:17 PM.

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    Re: 12.04 - Bluetooth headset disappeared

    Hi,

    I had the same problem: I could pair up my Logitech bluetooth program, and it would appear as an option in "Sound Settings".

    Then, one day (today, actually), no matter how many times I paired it, it wouldn't work.

    This command "fixed" it:

    pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=bluetooth

    The new device appear under Sound Settings, although it's there *without* description.

    Is there a better way to actually fix this? I have already tried zapping ~/.pulse and it didn't work...

    Thanks!

    Merc.

    P.S.
    I am using 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by erikkll View Post
    Thanks for getting back with the fix This solved it for me too. One little note: the command should be sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth


    BTW, where did you find the 'high quality' drop down menu this all started with? My bluetooth sound is definitely not 'high quality' so if that option is available i want it!

    EDIT:
    Ah found it. They called it 'High Fidelity Playback (A2DP)' now!

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