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Offline alexletux

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[EN] no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« on: 2023/08/07, 16:17:13 »
I admit I haven't upgraded for at least 2 months before I lately found the time - and maybe haven't used bluetooth audio for 2 months before that so I do not exacly know which d-u broke my bluetooth sound.

Until maybe 4 months ago, it was easy: connect my bt speaker with blueman and select it as audio sink in pavucontrol. enjoy.

Now: pairing and connecting still work (gui or cli), but there is no bt audio device in the pulseaudio mixer.
I noticed pulseaudio has morphed into pipewire, but reverting to pulseaudio did not do the trick.
I followed several trouble shooting tips from the web including loading the pulseaudio bt modules after X11 start and setting up pulseaudio services, but no avail. The only way to get sound to my bt box is pure alsa and vlc. In vlc I can choose bluetooth as audio sink, but other apps like SMPlayer or firefox do not have that option or hide it well. So I would like to get back my gui-selectable bt audio sink.

Did something happen to bluetooth audio in siduction that I missed and why seems no one else to have that problem?

Meanwhile, I seem to have messed up my sound system totally - today there is no audio device at all. So I would like to wipe alsa, pulseaudio and pipewire and set up siduction sound from scratch. Can anyone show me the way to a tutorial or give other hints?

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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #1 on: 2023/08/07, 16:21:26 »
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dpkg -l | grep -i pipewire
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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #2 on: 2023/08/07, 17:18:57 »
dpkg -l | grep -i pipewire
rc  gnome-remote-desktop                           43.4-1                               amd64        Remote desktop daemon for GNOME using PipeWire
ii  gstreamer1.0-pipewire:amd64                    0.3.77-1                             amd64        GStreamer 1.0 plugin for the PipeWire multimedia server
ii  helvum                                         0.4.0-4                              amd64        GTK patchbay for pipewire
ii  libpipewire-0.3-0:amd64                        0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server
ii  libpipewire-0.3-common                         0.3.77-1                             all          libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - common files
ii  libpipewire-0.3-dev:amd64                      0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - development
ii  libpipewire-0.3-modules:amd64                  0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - modules
ii  libspa-0.2-bluetooth:amd64                     0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - bluetooth plugins
ii  libspa-0.2-dev:amd64                           0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server Simple Plugin API - development
ii  libspa-0.2-jack:amd64                          0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - JACK client
ii  libspa-0.2-modules:amd64                       0.3.77-1                             amd64        libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server Simple Plugin API - modules
ii  pipewire:amd64                                 0.3.77-1                             amd64        audio and video processing engine multimedia server
ii  pipewire-alsa:amd64                            0.3.77-1                             amd64        PipeWire ALSA plugin
ii  pipewire-audio-client-libraries                0.3.77-1                             all          transitional package for pipewire-alsa and pipewire-jack
ii  pipewire-bin                                   0.3.77-1                             amd64        PipeWire multimedia server - programs
ii  pipewire-jack:amd64                            0.3.77-1                             amd64        PipeWire JACK plugin
ii  pipewire-media-session                         0.4.2-3                              amd64        example session manager for PipeWire
ii  pipewire-pulse                                 0.3.77-1                             amd64        PipeWire PulseAudio daemon
ii  pipewire-tests                                 0.3.77-1                             amd64        PipeWire multimedia server - tests and examples
rc  wireplumber                                    0.4.14-4                             amd64        modular session / policy manager for PipeWire

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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #3 on: 2023/08/07, 17:21:50 »
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apt purge pipewire-media-session wireplumber+
After that, reboot.
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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #4 on: 2023/08/07, 17:43:14 »
speaker sound works again - thanks, that is a relief!!

But still no bluetooth sound. Under "configuration", pavucontrol shows a list of several HDMI sound settings (5.1, 7.1...) which are not available, but no Bluetooth option. If I choose the only variant which gives me speaker sound (analog Stereo), there is no Bluetooth sink in the section "Devices" (Ausgabegeräte).

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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #5 on: 2023/08/07, 20:01:59 »
I have no experience with or connection to either pipewire or bluetooth (audio). But if it is a graphical mixer and if you are using X11 - and not wayland - then the "libpipewire-0.3-modules-x11" X11-module seems to be missing from your listing.

Good luck!

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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #6 on: 2023/08/07, 22:26:29 »
pairing and connecting will choose the device as "audio device"?
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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #7 on: 2023/08/08, 07:45:48 »
libpipewire-0.3-modules-x11 was missing, but now that it is there, it does not make a visible difference.

in blueman, the option audio device is checked, but no audio mode (standard?) is selectable. (My siduction laptop is off, so I am not sure about the exact wording.)

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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #8 on: 2023/08/08, 15:09:39 »
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth is removed?
Wenn Windows die Lösung ist...
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Re: no bluetooth sink after one of the latest d-u
« Reply #9 on: 2023/08/08, 23:21:59 »
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth is there.

But the topic is solved good enough, if not completely).

These last days, I tried to play music over my bt speaker (Tangent Ampster BT) which gave the results mentioned.
Today, I connected my bt headset (I don't usually use it at home) - and it worked like expected, getting implemented as an audio sink in pavucontrol!

So things work generally, only not with every device. Seems to be a bug or non-standard hardware behaviour.

The speaker still is usable with vlc (menu Audio - Audio device - Bluetooth Hub) so now I use vlc for music also (clementine, like SMPlayer, does not find any bt sink).

Thanks for the diligent support!!