[pulseaudio-discuss] Help needed configuring Bluetooth speaker with system mode

Georg Chini georg at chini.tk
Sat May 30 11:28:32 PDT 2015

On 30.05.2015 20:12, Northern Lights Info wrote:
> Okay, hereĀ¹s a follow-up.  Still no joy.
> I managed to get PulseAudio to run logged in as a regular user.  I had to
> get bluetoothd running on root first by running bluetoothctl.  Then I quit
> out of it.
> Over on the regular user shell, I executed pulseaudio --start -D.  At that
> point, I was able to run bluetoothctl as the regular user and get it to
> respond.  I was able to connect to the speaker and the play button on the
> speaker lit up and there was a little chirp from the speaker.  Running
> pacmd list-sinks showed the speaker as a sink.
> Sounds great, right?  Wrong.  Shortly after, the play button light went
> out with three beeps from the speaker and more troubling, PulseAudio shut
> down.

quite simple, pulseaudio is configured to shut down when it's idle.
I worked around this by setting  exit-idle-time = -1 in daemon.conf


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