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[Bug 944019] Re: Pulseaudio does not detect bluetooth headset unless bluetooth is reset


This bug is being reproduced in Xubuntu too and we are currently in

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Arch: x86_64

Today I've received an update for bluez and pulseaudio but it seems to
keep failing. I'm using a Plantronic ML18 headset recognized as
PLT_ML20. When I pair the device and make the audio sink the device is
not listed in pulseaudio device list.

I think is a bug from Blueman. And even if I try to restart bluetooth daemon it keeps failing.
Could you check this issue? Is very frustrating to swap to another SO just for use several communications tools.

Thank you

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  Pulseaudio does not detect bluetooth headset unless bluetooth is reset

Status in pulseaudio package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  After reconnecting a previously connected and functioning bluetooth
  headset the headset does not appear in Sound Settings>Hardware,
  indicating that it is not detected by Pulseaudio, until the Bluetooth
  daemon is restarted. I am using Blueman app to manage bluetooth
  devices and connect to the audio sink.

  Steps to reproduce:
  * Pair the bluetooth headset and connect to the audio sink using Blueman.
  * Check that the audio is functioning then turn off headset.
  * After tuning the headset back on Blueman will automatically connect the headset and audio sink, however the device is not listed in Hardware and does not produce sound.
  * run 'sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart' from the command line and manually connect the audio sink through Blueman and the headset will begin to function as expected.

  I believe that this is an issue with Pulseaudio but it could very well
  turn out to be Blueman incorrectly reporting the audio sink connection
  status. If there is any additional information that I can provide
  please let me know.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: pulseaudio 1:1.0-0ubuntu3.1
  Uname: Linux 3.1.4-030104-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
   **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC262 Analog [ALC262 Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  brightjesse   1795 F.... pulseaudio
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf0420000 irq 43'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC262'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0262,103c2802,00100100'
     Controls      : 30
     Simple ctrls  : 18
  Date: Thu Mar  1 06:02:26 2012
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
  SourcePackage: pulseaudio
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-11-08 (113 days ago)
   pcm.btheadset {
           type bluetooth
           device 00:24:BE:8B:5D:B0
           profile “auto”
  dmi.bios.date: 01/05/2007
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: 786E1 v01.09
  dmi.board.name: 0A58h
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: MXL71000XQ
  dmi.chassis.type: 6
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr786E1v01.09:bd01/05/2007:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPCompaqdc7700ConvertibleMinitower:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0A58h:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct6:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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