[pulseaudio-discuss] A2DP Bluetooth headset issues with PulseAudio 6.0

Saad Malik simfox3 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 12:13:37 PST 2015

Hi All,
With the upgrade to PulseAudio 6.0 last week, my *Bose OE SoundLink*
bluetooth headset no longer connects to the A2DP profile.

The new PulseAudio 6.0 upgrade added a *headset_head_unit: Headset Head
Unit (HSP/HFP)* profile that actually works! Unfortunately, I get a
"Refused to switch profile to a2dp_sink: Not connected" when I attempt to
switch to the a2dp_sink profile.

Switch pulseaudio profile:

*$ pacmd set-card-profile 1 a2dp_sink*
Failed to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'.

Started pulseaudio in foreground and the interesting logs are here:

*$ pulseaudio -k && pulseaudio -vvvvv*
... (lots of logs)...
... (above set-card-profile command executed) ...
I: [pulseaudio] client.c: Created 6 "UNIX socket client"
W: [pulseaudio] module-bluez5-device.c: Refused to switch profile to
a2dp_sink: Not connected
D: [pulseaudio] cli.c: CLI got EOF from user.
I: [pulseaudio] client.c: Freed 6 "UNIX socket client"

*$ pacmd ls*
    index: 1
        name: <bluez_card.00_0C_8A_EA_B3_96>
        driver: <module-bluez5-device.c>
        owner module: 27
                device.description = "Bose OE SoundLink"
                device.string = "00:0C:8A:EA:B3:96"
                device.api = "bluez"
                device.class = "sound"
                device.bus = "bluetooth"
                device.form_factor = "headphone"
                bluez.path = "/org/bluez/hci0/dev_00_0C_8A_EA_B3_96"
                bluez.class = "0x240418"
                bluez.alias = "Bose OE SoundLink"
                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones-bluetooth"
                headset_head_unit: Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP) (priority
20, available: unknown)
                a2dp_sink: High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink) (priority 10,
available: no)
                off: Off (priority 0, available: yes)
        active profile: <headset_head_unit>

Uploaded full logs of pacmd ls and pulseaudio -vvvv:

Anyone have any ideas why A2DP stopped working after PulseAudio 6.0 upgrade?

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