[pulseaudio-discuss] how to troubleshoot bluetooth audio issues?

Oleksij Rempel bug-track at fisher-privat.net
Sun Oct 14 10:24:37 PDT 2012

Am 14.10.2012 17:59, schrieb Tanu Kaskinen:
> On Sun, 2012-10-14 at 17:29 +0200, Oleksij Rempel wrote:
>> Hallo all, (Pulseaudio and Bluetooth devs)
>> i have Samsung HS3000 bluetooth headset. Mostly it works but there are
>> different issue with it:
>> - volume level seems to be set to max (at really uncomfortable level)
>> - at the moment i trying to change volume with pavucontrol or after it i
>> get bad sound. Some times sort of cracky or trashy sound, some times
>> just white noise.
>> - play/stop key do not works with linux (not pulse issue)
>> how to troubleshoot this issues? what tools should i use and where
>> should it start?
> Regarding the broken audio: I would suspect that the headset is buggy,

hehe, nice try :) This headset works perfectly with my 

> because the volume handling code should be pretty well tested in
> pulseaudio,  and I don't think bluetoothd touches the audio signal at
> all. To confirm that, I think it's somehow possible to capture the audio
> that is sent to the headset, but I don't know how. Maybe the bluez
> people can answer that (I'm a pulseaudio guy myself).
> Are you using the headset in the HSP or A2DP mode, btw? If A2DP, then
> that would suggest a pulseaudio bug, since I don't think the headset
> will get any notification via A2DP when you change the volume in
> pavucontrol.

You right, i played with different profiles. HSP controls volume on 
pulse, but minimal volume is still too loud. A2DP use internal volume 
control and i can set it as silent as i need.

I made some more tests with different kernels. It looks more like kernel 
issue. I get different oopses and it looks like 3.5.0 sounds better then 
current master git.


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