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Old 12-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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Headsets via Bluetooth phone

I have a SE w810i with the stock headsets (not bluetooth). I'm wondering if it's possible to use that headsets to play some music or make skype calls from the PC and listen in the headsets connected to the bluetooth phone.

Has anyone made it possible? (I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy x64)

Old 12-10-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bzzz View Post
Has anyone made it possible? (I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy x64)
Yes in fact the bluez people have made it possible. There is an audio service implemented through D-Bus and an alsa-plugin which allows you to create alsa devices (in asoundrc or similar). Here are instructions for how to set up various configurations. I think those will work regardless of distro (as long as you’ve got the latest version and not the older, multi-daemon version).
Old 12-11-2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I tryied to make it work, but without luck. When I'm running the D-Bus Activation Script I get this:
./ 2: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
I tryied to install python-dbus, but:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
python-dbus is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libgnucrypto-java libcairo-jni libgtk-jni libcairo-java libglib-jni libbcprov-java libglib-java libgtk-java
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I have the package, but still without any result. Is there anyone who made it work (play PC's sound on the phone, a SE phone) ?

Later edit
I managed to do it with the BTSCO (link:, i managed to connect to the phone), I know it's obstelete. I still have a problem. When
$ sudo btsco -v 00:18:13:0D:23:D5
btsco v0.42
Device is 1:0
Voice setting: 0x0060
RFCOMM channel 5 connected
Using interface hci0
it connects to the phone, the icon on the phones display looks like handsfree, but when I try to
aplay -B 1000000 -D plughw:Headset /usr/share/sounds/login.wav
I get:
RFCOMM channel lost
i/o needed: connecting sco...
Can't connect SCO audio channel
: Connection refused
no sound on the phone, no nothing. Do I have to run a program on the phone (Walkman or something)?


Last edited by bzzz; 12-11-2007 at 05:18 AM.


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