Sunday, December 8, 2019

Linux - Bluetooth

So, basically you like to write your blog in the morning on your Linux machine.  But 'new girl' always gets up and plays Stephen King horror audio books out loud as she gets ready for work.

What to do?  Dig out your noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones.  For Linux bt, buy a really cheap usb dongle thats says it works on Linux.  It's about $8 on ammie. 

Then you are in for a world of hurt.  Your kernel knows about bt and it should all work.  But it was the setup that killed me.  Finally I just turned on the headphones and used 'hcitool'.  It all worked!  vlc player had an audio place for the phones.  Amazing.  Wouldn't be able to do it again.

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