[Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#570468: bluez-alsa: Bluetooth audio does not appear in ALSA mixers

Peter Chubb peter.chubb at nicta.com.au
Fri Feb 19 02:04:18 UTC 2010

Package: bluez-alsa
Version: 4.60-1
Severity: normal

I've managed after much hard work to pair a headset (Philips SHB7100) with
my laptop.  I can play music to it using:

   mplayer -ao alsa:device=bluetooth file.ogg

But there is no way to adjust the volume.  The new PCM does not appear in 
/proc/asound/devices, so amixer cannot see it to adjust it, and mplayer's 
own volume control appears to do nothing -- it says it has reduced the
volume, even to 0%, but the volume heard is unaffected.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.33-rc8-00085-gb0483e7-dirty (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages bluez-alsa depends on:
ii  bluez                         4.60-1     Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii  libasound2                    1.0.22-1   shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libbluetooth3                 4.60-1     Library to use the BlueZ Linux Blu
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-5   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

bluez-alsa recommends no packages.

bluez-alsa suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Dr Peter Chubb                                  peter DOT chubb AT nicta.com.au
http://www.ertos.nicta.com.au               ERTOS within National ICT Australia
All things shall perish from under the sky/Music alone shall live, never to die

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