How to use a bluetooth headset?

Dmitry Ashkadov dmitry.ashkadov at
Thu Oct 25 15:51:18 BST 2012

25.10.2012 04:03, Marcelo Magno T. Sales пишет:
> 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?
> Thanks,
If you system have pulseaudio installed and it support of bluez, you can 
use kmix hidden functionality: you can click on kmix icon, open mixer (i 
don't know how it is in English), open playback tab (not a playback 
devices) and .......... right click on stream you want to play using 
bluetooth... You also can set in KDE sound settings (phonon settings) 
priority of devices. If you set bluetooth headset first then the sound 
will go to bluetooth automatically when it is connected.

For example, some images:

1. kmix can show available devices (and bluetooth too):
2. you can switch devices for each streams:
3. you can change devices priorities in phonon settings:
4. you can set bluetooth profile:
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