[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio Bluez literally

liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com
Mon Dec 24 06:57:18 UTC 2018

I am trying to pair my Debian 9 Box with my Galaxy Tab-A through a Dlink 
BT-102 blue tooth dongle.
On my other Debian9 machine it works I can pair with the Tab-A and I can 
play sound from my Taba through the speakers on the Debian 9 box.

The second Debian box has a problem. Doing exactly what works with the 
other box, I get that I can pair with the Tab-A, successfully, but upon 
pairing the red green and blue indicators in the bluetooth manager on 
the Debian 9 machine appears and then just unceremoniously disappears as 
if some daemon crashed.
If I go to settings it tells me that pairing was successful but sound 
could not connect.

Strange thing is I can send a file to and from but sound doesnt work as 
on the other Debian9 box.

Any ideas.

Here is a video link to what happens when pairing. Notice ho the red 
blue and green "icons" appear then disappear at the same time as the 
bluetooth data icon at the bottom flashes.

Would be great to get it working on this machine. I have been pulling my 
hair out with trying to fix this playing around with bluez and 
pulseaudio and followed all the online info I could get, but nothing 

Here is what is in dmesg.

(wrapper-2.0:2295): pulseaudio-plugin-WARNING **: Disconected from the 
PulseAudio server. Attempting to reconnect in 5 seconds.

(wrapper-2.0:2295): pulseaudio-plugin-WARNING **: pa_context_connect() 
failed: Access denied
xcb_connection_has_error() returned true
shared memfd open() failed: Too many open files
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Too many open 
socket(): Too many open files
fork(): Cannot allocate memory

Also pulseaudio -vv
(Only what came up as red is quoted)
E: [pulseaudio] module-jack-sink.c: jack_client_open() failed.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-jack-sink" 
(argument: ""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.

I then uninstalled pulseaudio
apt-get purge pulseaudio
and it also uninstalled
pulseaudio-module-jack (10.0-1+deb9u1) ...
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth (10.0-1+deb9u1) ..

I reinstalled pulseaudio, then erased contents of .xsession-errors.
Then paired the Tab-A again and no errors appeared in xsession-errors.
However the same appearing and disappearing redbluegreen icons in the 
bluetooth manager happened. The bluetooth manager showed the following 
error for sound
"Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors.DBusFailedError: Protocol not 


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