Set up a2dp bluetooth speakers

Asked by matt.bell on 2009-01-20

I am trying to set up a pair of a2dp speakers under 8.10. When I try to pair with the device it doesn't give me the opportunity to enter a pin. It seems to try a default pin quickly then shows me a failed to pair message. I looked through the documentation and it mentions running sudo gedit /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf but this file is non-existent. Any help would be appreciated.

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2009-02-11
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2009-02-13
matt.bell (matt-bellifemine) said : #1

The speakers are bluetooth. I would imagine they should be set up similarly to a stereo bluetooth headset.

matt.bell (matt-bellifemine) said : #2

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matt.bell (matt-bellifemine) said : #4

Ok Thanks.

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matt.bell (matt-bellifemine) said : #6

Any info about this issue would be appreciated. Do I just have to wait for the next version of bluez?

I don't know if it is possible with 8.10.
I succeed to have some sound with jaunty but I'm not completely happy, because it doesn't work in all cases, I just had sound with aplay.

I suggest you to look to http://wiki.bluez.org/wiki/HOWTO/AudioDevices

for me I just created a file ~/.asoundrc with the following content
pcm.bt {
    type bluetooth;
}

I connected to my audio gateway with bluez-properties and then I played the music with "aplay -D bt /my/file"
but this is quite choppy.

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