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Old 07-18-2017, 01:45 AM   #16
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Here is the output from lspci -nnk -

$ lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM Controller [8086:0bf1] (rev 03)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84a9]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0be1] (rev 09)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84a9]
Kernel driver in use: gma500
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8437]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] [8086:27c0] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2047]
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8468]
Kernel driver in use: atl1c


You realize of course that all of this seems like magic to me?! Hope you can make some sense of it.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 07:41 AM   #17
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Hi again Alok_Rai and The_Ezekiel_Project,

Reading back on the initial post in this thread, am I right in understanding that the Bose speaker was detected by Blueman but that sound streaming just didn't work ? To me, this indicates that the bluetooth subsystem on the computer is working. Again, what I think is the issue here is the missing pulseaudio package (pulseaudio-bluetooth).

Alok_Rai - you tried installing this and were unsuccessful. Have you tried again ? Have you looked up your distribution's (Linux Mint) documentation on the proper procedures to install it ?

Ezekiel - have you any insight on why Alok_Rai's pulseaudio-bluetooth installation failed (see output in previous post) ? I will look back on that as well, but I am not particularly familiar with Mint's package management system ...
 
Old 07-18-2017, 07:46 AM   #18
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... Also - the bluetooth adapter on this computer seems to be an ICM Networks device, not Broadcom. The wifi adapter is Broadcom. Again, I don't think the base bluetooth system is the problem here.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 07:52 AM   #19
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Alok_Rai : have a look at this link concerning a similar problem a Mint user had:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=121752

... The package names for Mint are different than what you used. Try this:

Code:
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol
... read the rest of the link for additional info.

Hope this helps !
 
Old 07-18-2017, 08:53 AM   #20
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Thanks Rickkkk!

I tried running the command exactly as given by you - slightly different from the way I ran it earlier - without repeating "pulseaudio" and without "pavucontrol" - but got exactly the same result as before. The output is here -

sudo apt-get install pulseautio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol
[sudo] password for alok:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Still baffled!
 
Old 07-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #21
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OK - Mint may have changed things since this post (2013). I have a Mint VM at home - I'll figure out how to install pulseaudio there and get back to you. The output you're getting seems to indicate that the package manager can't find the package in its repositories.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 09:13 AM   #22
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Quote:
I tried running the command exactly as given by you - slightly different from the way I ran it earlier - without repeating "pulseaudio" and without "pavucontrol" - but got exactly the same result as before. The output is here -

sudo apt-get install pulseautio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol
[sudo] password for alok:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
... One thing in the meantime : I assume you wrote pulseaudio and not pulseautio (with a "t") ... That would be a reason for a not found package ...

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Old 07-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #23
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Thanks! Just checked, I wrote a "d" and not a "t" - would have felt really stupid!

I'll be waiting for your post.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 10:48 AM   #24
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Hi Alok_Rai,

Well, I just tried the command on my Mint VM (18.2 ./ Cinnamon DE) and it worked as expected. In my case, pulseaudio and pulseaudio-module-bluetooth were already installed, so apt just added pavucontrol.

I'm not sure why you're having an issue with this. Could you try listing which pulseaudio elements you already have installed ? Post the output of:

Code:
sudo apt list | grep pulseaudio
Thx.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 10:50 AM   #25
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.... another question - how long has it been since you've updated / upgraded your Mint installation ?
 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:25 PM   #26
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That was easy - running the command list | grep pulseaudio
turns up NOTHING! That must be significant.

Also, it must be years (!) since I updated/uopgraded my LM 16.

In fact, when I tried to run the Update Manager just now, it "could not refresh the list of packages". It reported an ERROR

Oddly, it reported the exact same errors that it reported when I tried to run the command you'd suggested about installing the bluetooth module with pavucontrol -

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


It makes no sense to me, but perhaps this is the point when it all falls into place. At least I hope so!

Thanks.
 
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Originally Posted by Alok Rai View Post
That was easy - running the command list | grep pulseaudio
turns up NOTHING! That must be significant.

Also, it must be years (!) since I updated/uopgraded my LM 16.

In fact, when I tried to run the Update Manager just now, it "could not refresh the list of packages". It reported an ERROR

Oddly, it reported the exact same errors that it reported when I tried to run the command you'd suggested about installing the bluetooth module with pavucontrol -

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


It makes no sense to me, but perhaps this is the point when it all falls into place. At least I hope so!

Thanks.
OK - it looks like your system is so out of date that the package manager can't sync its database with the repositories. This is a more global issue than your bluetooth speaker ...

Although I fear it may not function, could you try the following command to see if we can update your package database ? :

Code:
sudo apt update
 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:51 PM   #28
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Also - just to make sure it's not a simple connection problem, can you verify that you have access to the Internet (obviously if you are using this computer with us here on LQ, you're good ;-) .... ?
 
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... Hmmm. This isn't looking good : it appears that Petra (Linux Mint 16) support ended 3 years ago (July 2014).

... Unless others can suggest a way to upgrade from your current system, you may have to reinstall completely (Mint is now at v.18.2) in order to be able to add software ... And you would need to add software to use your bluetooth speaker ....

I would recommend a fresh install anyway - you're likely to run into other problems with such an old version. It would be best in any case to try out the current version of Mint as a live session before installing - just to make sure your hardware supports it. Mint is now at version 4.8 of the linux kernel.

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Old 07-18-2017, 09:29 PM   #30
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The output of lspci mentions Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter which is a wireless/bluetooth combo card. I have the BCM4352 in an Asus G751JM, which is also a wireless/bluetooth combo card.

Along with his output from rfkill it looks like he has two cards. asus-bluetooth and hci0: Bluetooth are both mentioned. Anyway, on my system, the wireless worked otb but the bluetooth side (hci0) was missing a firmware file. I found the messages in dmesg running
Code:
dmesg | grep -i bluetooth
[   25.585123] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[   25.585135] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[   25.585137] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[   25.585139] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[   25.585145] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[   25.595183] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 63
[   25.611193] Bluetooth: hci0: DESKTOP-3S1MNTJ
[   25.612202] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM20702A1 (001.002.014) build 1479
[   25.612836] bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM20702A1-13d3-3404.hcd (-2)
[   25.612843] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM20702A1-13d3-3404.hcd failed with error -2
[   25.612845] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Patch brcm/BCM20702A1-13d3-3404.hcd not found
[ 1278.529952]  bluetooth
[ 1278.529952]  bluetooth
[ 1278.529953]  bluetooth
but the same command returned no results for Alok. Anyway. the fix on my system was to take the file from a similar driver and rename it and reload the driver. I can't remember the exact steps off hand as it has been a year or so since i did it but as OP has a different card the steps he might need to take could be different. If that's even the problem here
 
  


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