[arch-general] Bluetooth with G-Grip Bluetooth Speaker...

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto denisfalqueto at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 06:12:04 EST 2013

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:45 AM, David McDow <dmcdow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I travel a lot and have purchased a G-Grip Bluetooth speaker (
> http://www.target.com/p/g-project-g-grip-portable-speaker-black-g-50/-/A-14269891)
>  with
> the intent of listening to music after I get back to the hotel and process
> data (I'm a land surveyor).  I can pair with my Galaxy Nexus and the
> computer (Dell D620) but there is no sound coming from the G-Grip..
> I have followed the directions here:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluetooth and have not been able have
> the speaker play music.  I get the following so I feel sure the devices are
> communicating.
> $ hcitool scan
> Scanning ...
> 00:1D:DF:59:66:4E       G-GRIP
> The next step yields:
> $ sudo bluez-simple-agent
> Agent registered
> The next step yields:
> $ sudo bluez-simple-agent hci0 00:1D:DF:59:66:4E
> Release
> New device (/org/bluez/1094/hci0/dev_00_1D_DF_59_66_4E)
> I am not sure what this means, but it appears to be positive however there
> is no sound coming from the speaker.  I use Audacious on my laptop to play
> music and have looked at the settings, to no avail.  I have searched (like
> crazy) for a solution and have found nothing to solve this problem.
> My hunch is that the speaker doesn't require a password.

What desktop environment are you using? KDE, Gnome, other windows
managers? Are you using PuleAudio?

I have a bluetooth headphone and it works quite well. I use KDE and
PulseAudio. If you use PulseAudio, I advise you to use pavucontrol
(PulseAudio Volume Control). It is very handy to know what the
recognized sound cards (the speaker will appear as an independent
sound card) and how the programs are using them.

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Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
Linux user #524555

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