I have a plantronics bluetooth headset, and until yesterday I could use it without any problem. However, today it suddenly stopped working (maybe related to the last software update I did). I can still connect/disconnect my headset, but it doesn't show up in pulse audio anymore. I read through various posts that describes kind of the same problem, but none of the suggested solutions worked. I get following error in the syslog:
Oct 13 16:49:57 desktop bluetoothd: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.34 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
Oct 13 16:49:57 desktop bluetoothd: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.34 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct 13 16:49:57 desktop bluetoothd: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.34 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct 13 16:50:09 desktop kernel: [ 17.340943] input: 48:C1:AC:08:FE:8F as /devices/virtual/input/input14
Oct 13 16:50:09 desktop bluetoothd: /org/bluez/1040/hci0/dev_48_C1_AC_08_FE_8F/fd0: fd(36) ready
Oct 13 16:50:09 desktop rtkit-daemon: Successfully made thread 2213 of process 1892 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Oct 13 16:50:09 desktop rtkit-daemon: Supervising 5 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
Oct 13 16:50:10 desktop bluetoothd: Badly formated or unrecognized command: AT+XEVENT=USER-AGENT,COM.PLANTRONICS,PLT_VOYAGERPRO,0109,27.90,FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Oct 13 16:50:10 desktop bluetoothd: Audio connection got disconnected
Any help would be much appreciated. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
I had the same issue, this helped:
sudo apt-get-install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
and then reboot, restart bluetoothd, etc, etc, and then your headset is visible.
I have a Motorola S305 Bluetooth headset which I use with my computer often for headphones. I've been using them for a while and have been really pleased with the sound quality, form factor, and battery life.
The only thing is that I haven't found a way to use them as a microphone yet. Is there a way for me to use them for a microphone so that I can seamlessly use them for Skype and other applications?
From the Sound Preferences menu we select the Input tab to choose our Bluetooth device (here depicted for a Philips headset) for audio input:
In order to use your headset for telephony we will also have to make sure, that the hardware is set to Duplex mode in Hardware -> Settings:
Note: In duplex mode the sound quality may not be very high due to usage of the HSP/HFP codecs.
I have no explicit solution but the bug ticket for this:
Perhaps sometimes there will be the solution for this issue.
If you open the sound menu and select "Audio preferences", then you'll get a dialog where one of the pages is called "Inputs" or similar. You should be able to see your headphones as an input source there.
Just try talking into the headsets and see if it work.