[sclug] FW:   linux Bluetooth problem

Bob Redknap r.s.redknap at reading.ac.uk
Sat Apr 25 15:26:08 UTC 2020

I forgot to cc the sclug group.

From: Bob Redknap
Sent: 25 April 2020 16:23
To: Simon Reap <simon at simonreap.com>
Subject: RE: [sclug]   linux Bluetooth problem

Simon, hi.
You made me look closer at the BT speaker and indeed in tiny letters next to the usb charger port is a label saying DC5V/Line In !

I wouldn’t have guessed that a BT speaker would have an option for a line input – I only ever charged it up using a power-plug charger unit.

Can’t remember where I bought it or if there’s a paper instruction leaflet for it. It’s simply branded ‘ADIN’, and no visible model number.

Thanks for solving that mystery.

Let me see if I can add a snap …

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From: Sclug <sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk<mailto:sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk>> On Behalf Of Simon Reap via Sclug
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:56
To: sclug at sclug.org.uk<mailto:sclug at sclug.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [sclug]   linux Bluetooth problem

Hi Bob,

Is there a 3.5mm line input socket on the speaker? Maybe that's what "on" is for.


On 25/04/2020 00:09, Bob Redknap via Sclug wrote:
Matt, thanks for the feedback.

More good news:

I have the BTooth speaker and the BTooth headset both working, and I think all is now under control.

I did install a pulse pavucontrol addon and it gives the necessary volume controls on a GUI. I am quite impressed so far.
One of my problems was forgetting how the BT speaker worked. It has a 3-way switch labelled ‘on/off/bt’ and I was thinking I had to start it on ‘bt’ to pair it and then slide it across to ‘on’ for the playback but that was just stupid as it slides past ‘off’ and hence drops the connection on the way. I don’t really know what the ‘on’ is for, frankly.

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