How to use a bluetooth headset?

Marcelo Magno T. Sales mmtsales at
Fri Oct 26 02:24:14 BST 2012

Em quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2012, às 18:51:18, Dmitry Ashkadov escreveu:
> 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:

Thank you very much, your screenshots are very clarifying.
So it seems my problem is that the headset is not available as an audio device 
for phonon, despite it can be paired and connected using the KDE's bluetooth 
Any idea on how can I debug this?



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