Weblog entry #2 for dammitjim

Debian Wheezy and Bluetooth Headphones (A2DP)
Posted by dammitjim on Thu 3 Jan 2013 at 18:39
For years I have been trying to get my bluetooth headphones to work on Debian and enlightenment e17. No, I hadn't tried very hard, but I had attempted this multiple times. By no means am I an expert on how bluetooth works and I understand that this howto will have you download a lot of heavy packages.

Now to the steps:
1) Install the following packages (I don't know if you need bluez or blueman):
sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol blueman bluetooth bluez

2) Create the file ~/.asoundrc
pcm.!default plug:pulse
pcm.pulse {
type pulse
}

3) Edit /etc/default/bluetooth to enable the following
HID2HCI_ENABLED=1
HID2HCI_UNDO=1

4) Reboot the system

5) Add systray to shelf (e17's requirement)

6) run gnome-bluetooth
sudo bluetooth-applet

7) Pair the headphones using the applet in the systray

8) Use Pulse Audio Volume Control to Select High Fidelity Playback (A2AP) and turn off the Built-in Audio Profile Off

 

Comments on this Entry

Posted by Anonymous (209.87.xx.xx) on Mon 25 Feb 2013 at 20:59
I've been trying to get this working forever, and these instructions did the trick.

Thanks!

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Posted by Anonymous (85.251.xx.xx) on Wed 27 Mar 2013 at 15:17
Many thanks! It worked really well for me.

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Posted by Anonymous (114.42.xx.xx) on Sun 30 Jun 2013 at 10:53
It's work on my Debian 7.1, thank a lot.

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Posted by Anonymous (186.221.xx.xx) on Wed 17 Jul 2013 at 23:14
100% !!!!!!! Thank's!!!!

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Posted by Anonymous (212.253.xx.xx) on Mon 13 Jan 2014 at 08:58
I'm very happy. Thanks.

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Posted by Anonymous (212.110.xx.xx) on Sun 6 Apr 2014 at 11:09
Been trying for a while to get my bluetooth headphones working with wheezy 7.4. I had it all installed except gnome-bluetooth which did the trick along with the mods to the config files. Thanks a bunch.

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