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I've gotten reports that bluetooth isn't quite working as expected. I have a spare laptop with Bluetooth support; I'll see if I can use it at all or if we need some additional packages.

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tsimonq2 triaged this task as High priority.Sep 14 2018, 2:42 PM
kc2bez added a subscriber: kc2bez.Tue, Sep 18, 7:09 PM

Bluetooth devices have mixed results. I was able to successfully pair a an apple bluetooth keyboard and a logitech travel mouse.
I was unsuccessful when trying to pair an audio headset (mpow branded). I did install the puleaudio-module-bluetooth package.
pastebin link here

Additionally the panel application (icon) does not load.

I used the bluedevil-wizard to pair my devices from the CLI. A menu item will need to be created for ease of use. After devices are paired a management interface (module?) will also be needed (I haven't found it yet). Plasma has a settings module for this.

pulseaudio-module-bluetooth requires a restart of pulseaudio after installing. After a computer restart I am now able to connect all 3 of my devices. Currently I have no way to change my headset to a A2DP device, still investigating that.

wxl added a comment.EditedWed, Sep 19, 1:44 AM

So we need to

  • Add pulseaudio-module-bluetooth to the seeds (this is a bluedevil Suggests. D15
  • Replace NoDisplay=true with OnlyShowIn=LXQt in /usr/share/applications/org.kde.bluedevilwizard.desktop. (proposal)
  • For Category, add System. (proposal)
  • Figure out the management interface
  • Figure out how to turn the Plasmoid into a system tray item
Replace NoDisplay=true with OnlyShowIn=LXQt in /usr/share/applications/org.kde.bluedevilwizard.desktop.

I disagree on the latter point. We at least need Plasma in there; otherwise, why is it necessary?

tsimonq2 reassigned this task from tsimonq2 to wxl.Wed, Sep 19, 10:12 AM
wxl added a comment.Wed, Sep 19, 10:17 AM

KDE apparently set it to never show. They assume no one wants to see it. Which makes sense because they have a Plasmoid. But we DO want to want to see it in our menus… until we can figure out a system tray item of our own.

Both Dan and I couldn't find the Bluetooth manager in LXQt from any menu or settings section.

Ah, got it. Proceed then.

wxl added a comment.Thu, Sep 20, 10:52 AM

@kc2bez Can you confirm that the wizard and sendfile tools are enough of a management interface to handle most needs? If so, I think we're down to figuring out the system tray icon but I feel we'll be forced to bump that to Lubuntu+2 at this point.

Something further will be needed unless you can at the very least remove devices and change the profile of the devices using the systray app. The wizard only allows for pairing devices ( a great first step) and the sendfile only allows for sending files to connected devices.

How's this coming along, y'all?

wxl added a comment.Thu, Oct 4, 9:40 AM

We've done the little things at this point. The big change is needing something to replicate the behavior of the bluedevil Plasmoid, but that will most likely require creating something from scratch.

Alright. So this is puntable to Lubuntu+2?

wxl added a comment.Thu, Oct 4, 9:46 AM

I think so.