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Routing Audio from Fedora to Bluetooth Audio Receiver

asked 2013-09-03 13:03:51 -0500

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updated 2015-03-25 13:38:37 -0500

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I bought a bluetooth audio receiver ([Homespot Bluetooth Audio Receiver]) and paired it to Fedora 19 without issue. (I use GNOME 3, so I clicked on the Bluetooth icon in the panel up top, put the device in pairing mode, searched for it, and paired with it.) However, whenever I tried to connect to the device, using either the GNOME bluetooth dropdown, the GNOME control center, or blueman, it refused to connect with vague error messages. (The GNOME control center even crashed.)

How do you connect Fedora 19 to a bluetooth audio receiver?

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Hi duffy: I am very glad to see your problem solved, I wonder to know the sound quality you get is better or not. I read a review about the receiver you are using the HomeSpot one, I can't find the homepage of the manufacture. But this is really a good realer in Amazon. Does this review tell the truth?

wousell gravatar imagewousell ( 2014-02-02 09:07:53 -0500 )edit

Hey! I'm not an audiophile by any means but the quality is just as good as it I used a wired connection to connect my phone to the stereo.

duffy gravatar imageduffy ( 2014-02-14 08:07:27 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your reply. I decided to buy this little device.

wousell gravatar imagewousell ( 2014-02-14 19:56:06 -0500 )edit

Duffy, thanks a million. Your solution works for me! Now I can use my bluetooth telephone headset to place/receive calls :)

lociani gravatar imagelociani ( 2014-03-22 12:38:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-03 13:06:09 -0500

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So I figured out the answer. By default, the following packages that you need for this functionality to work are not installed. If you install them, you'll be able to turn on the connection to the bluetooth audio receiver and route your audio through it:

yum install bluez-compat bluez-gstreamer bluez-alsa

You can click on the bluetooth icon in the GNOME panel, click on the receiver device in the list (for me it says "GT BT-Receiver") and click the switch that says 'Off' so it'll say 'On' to connect.

Then, you need to go to the sound settings panel, and under the 'output' tab, select the bluetooth audio receiver for output. For my device, it's labeled here as "Bluetooth Output - GT BT-Receiver."

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Great that you found the missing packages but my question is somehow OT: which Fedora 19 image to you use?? Gnome Live, DVD as I think maybe it is good to include above mentioned packages in the default images.

rheldaemon gravatar imagerheldaemon ( 2013-09-03 13:51:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-25 13:15:15 -0500

Hi everybody. I want to add something that helped me on let audio bluetooth functioning. I have Korora (not Fedora). After installing and executing bluedevil, you should see a icon on the right of the task bar. Then You can scan for bluetooth external devices . You can connect to the device. Then you have to use pavucontrol to let the bluetooth route to the bluetooth device. So you have to play some music from a stream radio and then executing pavucontrol. You will see, on the region of playback, a button and you can choose your bluetooth audio external device. Regards :-)

Ciao a tutti. Vorrei agiiungere qualcosa che mi ha aiutato a fare funzionare l'audio bluetooth. Uso Korora (non Fedora). Dopo aver installato ed eseguito bluedevil, dovresti vedere una icona sulla destra della taskbar. Allora puoi fare lo scanning delle periferiche bluetooth. Puoi fare il connect al dispositivo. Così devi far suonare della musica da una radio su internet e poi eseguire pavucontrol. Vedrai, sulla regione della riproduzione, un bottone e potrai scegliere il tuo dispositivo bluetooth esterno. Saluti :-)

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