[Bug 405294] Re: a2dp skips terribly

sanmiguel9 againsttcpa84 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 20:44:40 UTC 2011

Under Ubuntu 10.10 & 11.04 I could not use my bluetooth headset due to
terrible skipping problems on my Lenovo Ideapad S12 (WLAN: Broadcom
Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)).

I noticed that if I turned of the wifi card, music over bluetooth seemed
to be fine, but that was not an acceptable solution.

Now I booted Ubuntu 11.10 with a Live-USB and bluetooth worked like a charm! Even after I installed the wifi drivers with the restricted driver tool (still in Live-USB session). The wifi driver used was "wl". Once I upgraded my existing system to 11.10, bluetooth was the same mess as before, however the wifi driver was still "b43" and the restricted driver tool had some problems.
I unloaded the b43 module, purged all packages related to b43, fired the restricted driver tool up again, and now it was able to install the "wl" driver.
Since then I am enjoying again the beautiful sound of my headset :-)

Btw, in my case it was crystal clear that the b43 kernel module was the trouble maker. I listened to bluetooth music (bad skipping), unload b43 (skipping stopped immediately!), load b43 again (skipping starts), and so on... 
--> bad b43, bad b43

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