Configure Bluetooth sound

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Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#1 by orbitalfenetra » 30 Apr 2014, 10:21

Hi

I want to connect a Bose Soundlink mini device via bluetooth. I succeed to pair the speaker. But in the audio setup I can't see the audio device. Is there a way to integrate the paired bluetooth speaker to the devices list so I can play the computer sound in it?

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#2 by fanthom » 30 Apr 2014, 10:51

never played with audio over bluetooth but please try this:

download following packages from Slackware repo: bluez, gstreamer, gstreamer-plugins-base.
uninstall original bluez package shipped with porteus:

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removepkg bluez
and now you can install all three:

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installpkg *.txz
please check if it makes any difference.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#3 by orbitalfenetra » 01 May 2014, 20:44

Okay, I'm totally new to Linux environement. Where can I find "slackware repo". I googled it but it's pretty confusing... I use x64 version of Porteus by the way.

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#4 by freestyler » 02 May 2014, 01:36

Use USM, there will be an icon in your menu, once you have opened it click updates>update USM. after that click updates>update all. then search for bluez, gstreamer, gstreamer-plugins-base (one at a time) select the package you want then choose download.
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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#5 by orbitalfenetra » 02 May 2014, 23:26

I
freestyler wrote:Use USM, there will be an icon in your menu, once you have opened it click updates>update USM. after that click updates>update all. then search for bluez, gstreamer, gstreamer-plugins-base (one at a time) select the package you want then choose download.
There is no user-friendly interface. This is a console like cmd in Windows. However, I've managed to use USM commands like usm -u all then I download bluez. It told me there was 3 other things I need so I downloaded all 4. Then I converted the things to package. Unfortunatly, it failed to recognize my bluetooth dongle (who worked before that). Oh and before that I've removed the other bluez too.

I learnt that I need to copy the modules in modules folder, whitch I've done, but when I reboot Porteus, the bluetooth logo is not there anymore :(

I don't know what I've done wrong. I found Porteus quite challenging by the way! lol

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#6 by freestyler » 03 May 2014, 01:22

Execute usmgui from terminal for user friendly version.
Porteus is a little challenging at first but its a great way to learn linux
Try run bluez from terminal and see what happens
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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#7 by orbitalfenetra » 07 May 2014, 23:47

Ok I will. I didn't have the time to work on it. Just leave this thread alive please.

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#8 by orbitalfenetra » 08 May 2014, 08:09

What is the command to execute usmgui? I've tried

usm -e usmgui

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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#9 by freestyler » 08 May 2014, 08:27

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usmgui
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Re: Configure Bluetooth sound

Post#10 by orbitalfenetra » 08 May 2014, 11:14

I've already tried that:

bash: usmgui: command not found

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