Bluetooth device added successfully but failed to connectPosted: October 13, 2014
Trying to connect to Bluetooth headphones on Linux Mint 17.
The device is detected and paired, but fails to operate.
Using “Setup…” for the device:
Connect to: A2DP Sink (Send Audio)
Fails with message: “device added successfully but failed to connect”
A bug in the software. Pulse audio module module-bluetooth-discover is not properly loaded. The blueman utility itself is said to unload the module.
Run manually from the command line:
pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover
(Should the blueman be runing while doing it?)
Don’t forget to switch “Output” in “Sound Preferences” to your Bluetooth headphones.
It may not always work straightforward. Be patient and experiment a bit. You may want to play with pavucontrol options in Playback tab.