How to use a bluetooth headset?

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Thu Oct 25 14:11:59 BST 2012

On Thursday, 2012-10-25, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a bluetooth headset which I can use perfectly well with my Android
> devices, but can't make it work with KDE.
> The KDE bluetooth application sees the headset, pears and connects to it,
> but the sound is still sent to the speakers even when the headset is
> connected. No sound is heard through the headset, only through the
> speakers.
> KMix and SystemSettings does not seem to have any option to direct the
> sound to the headset.
> When I connect a wired headset, it is automatically used by the system (and
> the speakers are automatically turned off).
> How do I make KDE use the bluetooth headset?

As far as I understand this is part of the things that PulseAudio takes care 
However, since I haven't had the need myself yet, I don't know which interface 
for controlling PulseAudio would currently be the recommended one.

The Veromix Plasma applet might be able to do this.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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