[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio and ofono integration

Arun Raghavan arun at arunraghavan.net
Thu May 12 07:39:32 UTC 2016

On Tue, 10 May 2016, at 04:20 AM, Marco Trapanese wrote:
> Hi,
> two questions:
> 1) I connected my phone to the target using a2dp profile. Every time a 
> sound is emitted I need to restart pulseaudio because the bluez source 
> is deleted. Which parameter in the configuration files handle this
> behavior?

This should not happen. It might be worth looking at PulseAudio and
bluetoothd verbose logs to see what's happening.

> 2) in order to provide the headset profile I added "headset=auto" on 
> load-module module-blueooth-discover in /etc/default.pa. Then I added 
> the following to /etc/dbus-1/system.d/pulseaudio.conf:
> <policy user="pulse">
>      <allow own="org.pulseaudio.Server"/>
>      <allow send_destination="org.bluez"/>
>      <allow send_destination="org.ofono"/>
> </policy>
> but when I start pulseaudio I still get:
> > E: [pulseaudio] backend-ofono.c: Failed to register as a handsfree 
> > audio agent with ofono: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The 
> > name org.ofono was not provided by any .service files
> It's obvious I'm missing something!
> But I cannot find an updated documentation (bluez5, pulseaudio 8).

This makes it look like ofono isn't actually available. A problem with
your installation, perhaps?

-- Arun

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