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Re: bluetooth not working

Pierre Frenkiel wrote:

> hi,
> I'm unable to output sound to my bluetooth loud speaker.
> It's not a hardware problem, as it works perfectly on Windows 10.
> here is the ouput of bluetoothctl (the LS device is 57:88:14:78:8A:48)
>     Discovery started
>     [CHG] Controller 3C:95:09:46:D6:74 Discovering: yes
>     [CHG] Device 57:88:14:78:8A:48 RSSI: -52
>     [CHG] Device 57:88:14:78:8A:48 RSSI: -37
>     [bluetooth]# connect 57:88:14:78:8A:48
>     Attempting to connect to 57:88:14:78:8A:48
>     Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed
>     [CHG] Device B0:34:95:41:6A:43 RSSI: -88
>     [CHG] Device 57:88:14:78:8A:48 RSSI: -49

Have you paired and trusted the device already?
I usually do

[bluetooth]# agent on
[bluetooth]# default-agent


but  it would be easier if you would use blueman-applet (or equivalent) to
do so.

you could list all connected devices in pulseaudio with
$ pactl list short

and if needed  modify the setup.

> I also tried "pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover" with the
> following result
>     Connection failure: Connection refused
>     pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused

Are you trying to do this from root?
This all should be done by the user as PA is started in the user session.