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#1 2015-04-27 21:00:36

MajinJoko
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No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Dear all,
on my Gnome system I used to connect to a bluetooth speaker and from within the audio settings change the output to the bluetooth speaker (once connected).

Anyway, after some "recent" update, I lost this functionality: even if the connection seems to complete (from the bluetooth connection window in Gnome), as far as I go to the audio settings, the proper output isn't created (only speaker available).

I try to get some meaningful log.

This is what happen when the bluetooth service is started (i.e.: the toggle is switched to "enable" in the bluetooth window):

apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa systemd[1]: Reached target Bluetooth.
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa systemd[1]: Starting Bluetooth.
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa systemd[1]: Starting Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status of rfkill3...
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa systemd[1]: Started Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status of rfkill3.
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Failed to register org.bluez.LEAdvertisingManager1
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Failed to register LEAdvertisingManager1 interface for adapter
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Error adding Link Loss service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Current Time Service could not be registered
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: gatt-time-server: Input/output error (5)
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Not enough free handles to register service
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Sap driver initialization failed.
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)
apr 27 22:38:30 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: RFCOMM server failed for Headset Voice gateway: rfcomm_bind: Address already in use (98)
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa systemd-coredump[2469]: Process 2461 (gnome-control-c) of user 1003 dumped core.
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.27 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.27 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.44 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.44 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  BT device Nexus 4 (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36) added (NAP)
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36): new Bluetooth device (driver: 'bluez' ifindex: 0)
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/4
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36): preparing device
apr 27 22:38:31 Okinawa NetworkManager[364]: <info>  (98:D6:F7:B4:01:36): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'none') [20 30 0]

At this point, I open the dialog for the bluetooth speaker and enable its connection, this is what happens:

apr 27 22:40:16 Okinawa kernel: Bluetooth: Failed to start inquiry: status 12
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa bluetoothd[360]: /org/bluez/hci0/dev_FC_58_FA_BE_32_F1/fd1: fd(22) ready
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa rtkit-daemon[521]: Supervising 4 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa rtkit-daemon[521]: Successfully made thread 2719 of process 520 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '120' RT at priority 5.
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa rtkit-daemon[521]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa kernel: input: FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1 as /devices/virtual/input/input14
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (II) config/udev: Adding input device FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1 (/dev/input/event12)
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Applying InputClass "system-keyboard"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/input/event12 13:76 fd 35 paused 0
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1'
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: always reports core events
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) evdev: FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Device: "/dev/input/event12"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (--) evdev: FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Vendor 0 Product 0
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (--) evdev: FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Found keys
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (II) evdev: FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1: Configuring as keyboard
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/virtual/input/input14/event12"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "FC:58:FA:BE:32:F1" (type: KEYBOARD, id 13)
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc104"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: (**) Option "xkb_layout" "it"
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: > Warning:          Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: >                   Ignoring extra symbols
apr 27 22:40:18 Okinawa /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-x-session[675]: Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server

and.. no "bluetooth speaker output" in the audio setting (I just tried pavucontrol and nothing appears there, too).

In my recent system upgrades I have:

[2015-04-04 19:30] [ALPM] upgraded pulseaudio (5.0-1 -> 6.0-1)

and:

[2015-04-04 19:12] [ALPM] upgraded bluez (5.28-1 -> 5.30-1)
[2015-04-04 19:12] [ALPM] upgraded bluez-libs (5.28-1 -> 5.30-1)
[2015-04-04 19:12] [ALPM] upgraded bluez-utils (5.28-1 -> 5.30-1)
[2015-04-11 11:14] [ALPM] upgraded gnome-bluetooth (3.14.0-1 -> 3.16.0-1)
[2015-04-20 23:21] [ALPM] upgraded gnome-bluetooth (3.16.0-1 -> 3.16.1-1)

I hope these info are enough for someone. Unfortunately, I can't get any help from Google.

May I ask for your help?

Thank you in advance!

Last edited by MajinJoko (2015-05-19 07:06:13)

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#2 2015-04-29 14:57:24

toppy
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

I am having a similar issue ... Bluetooth speakers show as connected (paired & trusted) but no available output option in PulseAudio.

Strangely, if I unplug the Bluetooth dongle and re-plug it, PulseAudio detects the speakers. Pulse module-bluetooth-discover is loaded at start up and I would assume working, as the speakers are detected after the re-plug.

I have subscribed to this thread in the hope of finding a solution. Thanks for any help

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#3 2015-05-02 15:45:05

MajinJoko
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

I can confirm toppy's report: my bluetooth is onboard, but if I restart the bluetooth service, after the speaker connection, I can use it as audio output..
At least it's not completely broken..

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#4 2015-05-04 20:06:05

rainpl
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

I noticed that my bluetooth speaker stopped working (no BT sound output detected) just today after I enabled GDM.
Before that I was using SLiM and everything was fine. No packages were updates in between.

UPDATE: I can replicate this!

If you disable GDM:

sudo systemctl disable gdm

reboot the machine and start X then bluetooth audio works flawlessly again!

Last edited by rainpl (2015-05-04 20:46:16)

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#5 2015-05-04 23:26:02

toppy
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

@rainpl Interesting discovery !

I dual boot two installs of Arch Linux ... one stable, one testing ... the second I hack and play and configure and experiment .... so .....

Following your experience, I disabled GDM and installed LightDM, I also followed this guide from the Manjaro Linux forums .. (be sure to follow the links in Step 3 on setting up your ~/.xinitrc file) to Auto-Login in without a Display Manager ..

In both instances, Pulseaudio instantly found my Samsung Home Audio bluetooth connection ...

@rainpl Good find ! ... I am not experienced enough with linux to know why this is happening ... I can only assume it's the way that the session is started by GDM

For now I will live without GDM ... I am liking the Auto Login tbh :-)

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#6 2015-05-05 12:42:20

rainpl
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

There's an old Launchpad thread that links gdm to bluetooth problems: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … mments=all and its follow-up here.
People pinpoint the source of the problem to d-bus interaction with gdm but bluez is blamed rather than gdm.

I will try playing with downgrading bluez rather than disabling gdm (I want to use gdm's lock-screen features with Gnome Shell).
It turns out the cause of the problem is different. Look at my next post.

Last edited by rainpl (2015-05-05 17:19:58)

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#7 2015-05-05 17:17:36

rainpl
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Ok, I fixed it without getting rid of gdm.
Apparently gdm starts another pulseaudio process and this one is getting a2dp bluetooth connection instead of the "proper" pulseaudio process.
Just follow this guide and you will be set in no time: http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-disable-p … nd-in-gdm/

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#8 2015-05-05 20:15:21

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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Great job rainpl .... that worked for me ....

I now have GDM/Gnome and fully functioning Bluetooth.

Thanks for your help ! :-x

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#9 2015-05-05 20:26:24

rainpl
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Sure, you're welcome!
Oh, and please mark the topic as [SOLVED].

Last edited by rainpl (2015-05-05 20:27:52)

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#10 2015-05-05 21:09:20

toppy
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

As it was MajinJoko who started the thread, I will leave it for him to mark as [SOLVED] smile

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#11 2015-05-17 19:35:34

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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Another fix can be found in this thread that I started. I think this fix is a little less destructive to the interworkings of Gnome.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=197482

The upstream bug is also here, feel free to comment:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=749208


I don't really know what I'm doing.

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#12 2015-05-18 12:18:47

toppy
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

brittyazel wrote:

Another fix can be found in this thread that I started. I think this fix is a little less destructive to the interworkings of Gnome.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=197482
The upstream bug is also here, feel free to comment:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=749208

Thanks! I will give this a try.

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#13 2015-05-19 07:05:56

MajinJoko
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Re: No more pulseaudio output to bluetooth speaker [SOLVED]

Dear all,
after the system update I performed yesterday, this problem has been fixed (without any workaround).

Thanks for all the hints!

Please check whether the problem has been solved for you, too.

MJ

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