[pulseaudio-discuss] bluetooth headset audio not supported by ofono

Denis Kenzior denkenz at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 06:37:27 PST 2015

Hi Tanu,

On 02/03/2015 08:04 AM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 16:49 +0100, Georg Chini wrote:
>> Hello,
>> as you can see from the mail thread below, bluetooth headset audio is
>> not supported by ofono.
> Well, that explains a lot :) You mentioned the --noplugin=hfp_ag_bluez5
> option for ofonod... it's unclear to me what that plugin does. Does it
> implement the AG role or the HF role? If it implements the AG role (as
> one might guess from the name), is that module some kind of unfinished
> and non-working code, considering that Denis says that the AG role is
> not supported (and if so, why is it enabled by default)? If
> hfp_ag_bluez5 implements the HF role, then why is
> --noplugin=hfp_ag_bluez5 relevant at all when using a headset?

I wouldn't characterize the state in those words.  hfp_ag_bluez5 plugin 
is still useful as it allows one to run the HFP AG RFCOMM control port 
(e.g. AT commands).  Just no SCO (audio) connections are possible.  AG 
role is not really useful to the general populace anyway.

Whether you run oFono with or without the hfp_hf_bluez5 plugin, it 
shouldn't really matter.  Audio is only available for the HF role at the 


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