[pulseaudio-discuss] Help needed configuring Bluetooth speaker with system mode
tanuk at iki.fi
Sat May 30 02:57:00 PDT 2015
On Sat, 2015-05-30 at 11:38 +0200, Georg Chini wrote:
> On 30.05.2015 00:47, Northern Lights Info wrote:
> > Thanks for the response. If it’s a kernel module issue, which module
> > is needed? I haven’t seen any reference to kernel modules on this
> > subject.
> > Do you have the required kernel modules installed? "Protocol not
> > available" sounds like
> > a kernel message. Modules can be found under networking in the
> > kernel configuration.
> > Okay, I suppose this makes sense
> > You don't need to load module-bluez5-device directly.
> > module-bluetooth-discover is the only
> > module you need to load. module-bluetooth-discover loads then
> > module-bluez4-discover or
> > module-bluez5-discover depending on your bluez version and that
> > module automatically loads
> > module-bluez4-device or module-bluez5-device as soon as a
> > bluetooth device turns up.
> > As to your follow-up of whether or not things work when not logged in
> > as root, well, I can’t tell because if I create a user and log into
> > it, while PulseAudio launches fine, when I try to run bluetoothctl, I
> > get its prompt but then it’s dead in the water and doesn’t respond to
> > me typing. Before I learned of the system mode option, I tried
> > pulseaudio —start –D when logged in as root. If I quickly run the
> > bluetoothctl command sequence, I can connect to the speaker and then
> > do pacmd list-sinks and see it. I just doesn’t do the same thing in
> > system mode. I get that error. I did try copying my default.pa to
> > system.pa but that didn’t help.
> states: When in system mode, module loading after startup is disabled
> for security reasons, which means: no hotplug handling in system mode
The wiki page is wrong about that. Module loading isn't disabled in the
system mode. There is a warning, though, that recommends disabling
module loading for security reasons, but if you ignore the warning and
keep module loading enabled, bluetooth can be used just fine.
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