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Old 10-31-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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bluetooth microphone not working


I've just installed a Blue Parrot VXi S450-XT v2.02 bluetooth dongle in my Slackware64 14.2 system. I have a bluetooth headset with microphone. The audio works fine, but I can't seem to get the microphone working. In the KDE > System Settings > Multimedia > Audio and Video Settings > Audio Recording, everything is grayed out. In pavucontrol > Input Devices, the VXi S450 device is listed. However, no sound is picked up by my ZOOM conferencing program.

What do I need to do?
 
Old 10-31-2018, 09:44 AM   #2
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I don't mic, but I know their are option on what type of sync you want it to pair as. I'm not in slack right now, so I cannot visually look and tell.
 
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No more ideas on this?
 
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this is slack? blueman or bluez should already be installed, and all you got a do it have your bluetooth receiver and it sees it then use that set up gui that starts and pair it, that is where Ive seen the options on what type of sync to use, I've only ever done my phone, and head set no mic.
 
Old 11-02-2018, 05:52 AM   #5
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The audio part of the headset is paired and works fine. It's the Mic I'm having trouble getting to work. No Linux users out there use bluetooth mics?
 
Old 11-02-2018, 06:37 AM   #6
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are you using pause audio, if yes open pavcontrol and look in its settings and see if you can find the name of your device under input devices and see if it has a drop down box to select your device, I know it does that with me sometimes for the speaker part.
 
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are you using pause audio, if yes open pavcontrol and look in its settings and see if you can find the name of your device under input devices and see if it has a drop down box to select your device, I know it does that with me sometimes for the speaker part.
I know it's been a while on this thread, but I'm back taking another run at it ...

In pavucontrol, no input devices are listed. This headphone does have a mic.
 
Old 07-21-2019, 03:55 PM   #8
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what jacks are on your system? seperate headphone and mike, or two in one. I am just shooting in the dark here. You're going to need to do some basic trouble shooting on your own, I can only be your brain to give you ideas.
 
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The audio part of the headset is paired and works fine. It's the Mic I'm having trouble getting to work.
All the bluetooth stuff awaits the ultimate script or python app to do it. IBM designed it to be some super-secure radio protocol. They had visions of bankers admitted to the inner circle getting some paired device, but folks want it to be unsecured wifi. :-/

Start with bluetoothctl in a root console. type help and feel your way. Never mind blueman or bluez until you need to send a file. Look at your words I quoted. Audio is pc-->headset; Mic is headset-->pc. Your pc probably doesn't trust the headset. you can set trusting in bluetoothctl.
 
  


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