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
3) Edit /etc/default/bluetooth to enable the following
4) Reboot the system
5) Add systray to shelf (e17's requirement)
6) run gnome-bluetooth
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
I also wanted to add that most recently I have been using a command line utility called bluetoothctl in which one just runs the command connect and it will connect to your bluetooth device.