Skype over bluetooth? (yes, I have googled!)

H.S. hs.samix at
Thu Oct 16 17:48:42 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

>>> hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ arecord -l
>>> **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
>>> card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
>>>   Subdevices: 1/1
>>>   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>>> card 1: Headset [BT Headset], device 0: Bluetooth SCO PCM [BT SCO PCM]
>>>   Subdevices: 1/1
>>>   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>>> hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$

> Interesting:
> hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ alsamixer -D bluetooth
> ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL bluetooth
> alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for bluetooth: No such file or directory
> hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$

hmm ... try with the "-c" option. You specify the card number with this.
In your case (see above):
$> alsamixer -c 1

Note that the card number might have changed if you rebooted after the
you output of the arecord command above.

> Any ideas about what to do from this stage? "bluetooth" is the correct device:
> hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ cat .asoundrc
> pcm.bluetooth {
>   type bluetooth
>   device 00:21:67:80:02:5E
>   profile "auto"
> }hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$
> And "aplay -D bluetooth -f S16_LE test.wav" works.

Ah, okay. Could you say somethign about whey you have this stanza in
.asoundrc file? Wouldn't aplay work with bluetooth without this stanza?


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