After reading other Linux blogs, I found that this is a bug in Linux 13 and 14.10. I found a solution that worked - it has to do with the bluetooth manager not linking with pulsaudio correctly. The solution I found was on the Linuxliteos forum (linuxliteos.com). Here is a paste from that solution
THe problem is desribed in more detail at
- post 15
- post 92
For the curious, the second link will explain to you why this fix is necessary in more
Solving this problem involves:
1. Adding a PPA, and
2. Updating blueman (the Bluetooth manager) and installing the modules that
interface Bluetooth with pulseaudio.
First, add the PPA:
Open a terminal window [CTRL-ALT-T] and enter the following:
Code: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cschramm/blueman"
Enter the sudo password, and you should see this:
More info: https://launchpad.net/~cschramm/+archive/blueman
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
Press enter to add the PPA. After the PPA is added, enter the following text:
Code: "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install blueman pulseaudio-module-bluetooth"
If you get any messages (you shouldn't) saying these are already installed, they can
Lastly, reboot into Linux Lite. The Bluetooth manager will now allow Audio Sink
(A2DP) to be enabled.
This fix works not only on Linux Lite, but on ANY Ubuntu 14.04-based distro that uses
pulseaudio - most, if not all of them, share this same issue...