preparations on terminal:
detect your hardware:
you can get old but well supported notebooks/laptops here like the dell latitude e4310 with this intel-spy-on-me wifi/bluetooth module on board:
lshw |grep lue description: Bluetooth wireless interface product: DW375 Bluetooth Module capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.00
# become root su # install stuff apt update apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pavucontrol bluez-firmware service bluetooth restart killall pulseaudio apt-get install blueman reboot
gui pairing device:
i am quiet happy with the UK designed Origem HS1
the wearing comfort and sound quality are good… also the microphone works reaseonable, of course, the battery life time is maybe around 3h non-stop use (listening to music).
switch headset off… (hold middle button) and on again … it should blink alternating red-blue.
# in MATE Gnome2 go to settings, there should be this cool nifty new widget: ps uax|grep blue /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-manager
chose „random pin“… it does not really matter… the Origem accepts any pin.
playback should work now.
problem: recording not.
you can select the origem headset as input device… but i was not able to record anything with sox.
add-apt-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder apt-get update apt-get install sox # now you can start recording from your default audio device like this sox -b 32 -e unsigned-integer -r 96k -c 2 -d --clobber --buffer $((96000*2*10)) /tmp/soxrecording.wav