Bug#725610: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth: Unable to set bluetooth headset on A2DP mode

Adrian Immanuel Kiess adrian at kiess.at
Sun Oct 13 13:16:19 UTC 2013

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 4.0-6+b1
Followup-For: Bug #725610

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
      Switch bluetooth headset to A2DP mode
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     pavucontrol -> Switch to A2DP mode
   * What was the outcome of this action?
     Cannot switch to A2DP mode
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
     Clear sound with A2DP

currently A2DP sound with bluetooth stereo headset seems to be broken.

Here the output:

adrian at g6 (~) % /usr/bin/pacmd set-card-profile 2 a2dp
Welcome to PulseAudio! Use "help" for usage information.
>>> Failed to set card profile to 'a2dp'.

/var/log/messages output:

Oct 13 15:08:48 g6 pulseaudio[21031]: [pulseaudio] module-bluetooth-device.c:
Profile not connected, refused to switch profile to a2dp


Adrian Immanuel KIEß

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.113+nmu3
ii  consolekit                    0.4.6-3+b1
ii  libasound2          
ii  libasound2-plugins            1.0.27-2+b1
ii  libc6                         2.17-93
ii  libcap2                       1:2.22-1.2
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.6.14-1
ii  libfftw3-single3              3.3.3-5+b1
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.8.1-10
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.8-2
ii  libltdl7                      2.4.2-1.3
ii  liborc-0.4-0                  1:0.4.18-1
ii  libpulse0                     4.0-6+b1
ii  libsamplerate0                0.1.8-5
ii  libsm6                        2:1.2.1-2
ii  libsndfile1                   1.0.25-7
ii  libspeexdsp1                  1.2~rc1-7
ii  libstdc++6                    4.8.1-10
ii  libsystemd-login0             204-5
ii  libtdb1                       1.2.12-1
ii  libudev1                      204-5
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing-0  0.1-2
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.6.1-1
ii  libx11-xcb1                   2:1.6.1-1
ii  libxcb1                       1.9.1-3
ii  libxtst6                      2:1.2.2-1
ii  lsb-base                      4.1+Debian12
ii  udev                          204-5

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio  0.10.31-3+nmu1
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11     4.0-6+b1
ii  rtkit                     0.10-3

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
ii  paman             0.9.4-1
ii  paprefs           0.9.10-1
ii  pavucontrol       1.0-1
ii  pavumeter         0.9.3-4
ii  pulseaudio-utils  4.0-6+b1

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