I have a pair of bluetooth headphones which upon connection always use the HSP/HFP profile. This also happens every time I make a Skype call. However, I only want to use this as an A2DP device. I’d like to disable auto switching, or even lock out HSP/HFP all together. In RFTMing, I’ve looked at:
Perhaps I didn’t read these carefully enough, but I couldn’t find how to get it to do what I want. I also had a look at: /etc/pulse/default.pa
I’d be grateful for any ideas or suggestions.
Did you install all the bluetooth as per the wiki? Did you go through this setup?
It is available, the trouble is that I gneed to select it manually every time.
Did you add this to the file?
sudo nano /etc/pulse/default.pa
# automatically switch to newly-connected devices
Are you using bluetoothctl to try and connect and pair.
Yes, I went through those steps in a terminal… but I’m not sure why that will change anything, as it used HSP/HFP on connect, and there was no step to switch to A2DP. The other thing to knote is that I’ve been using KDE rather than gnome.
sudo systemctl status bluetooth
[philo@Spooner ~]$ sudo systemctl status bluetooth
[sudo] password for philo:
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Fri 2020-07-31 09:54:34 EDT; 2 days ago
Main PID: 945 (bluetoothd)
Tasks: 1 (limit: 9433)
Have you looked at bluedevil which is a package to integrate into kde? Not sure if it’s any help?
Here are some tools to maybe help.
dmesg | grep -i bluetooth
See what modules are loaded.
lsmod | grep -i bluetooth
You can run
btmon in a separate terminal while you’re scanning for your device and see if there are logs that contain e.g. the name of your device.
Use lsusb -v to find more information about the type of device that it is when it’s plugged in.
See what bluetooth packages are installed
pacman -Qs blue
See what pulseaudio is installed.
pacman -Qs pulse