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Author: Gregory Nowak
To: hal
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Bluetooth packages for Devuan?
On Mon, Apr 03, 2023 at 09:36:08AM -0500, hal wrote:
> I'm trying to get a bluetooth headset working on Devuan. I'm mostly finding directions
> for systemd so not sure how to do this. I seem to be missing "snd_bt*" drivers for the
> kernel, as well as the "bluealsa" or "bluez-alsa" package[0], but maybe these are uneeded?

The package for blueALSA/bluez-alsa is not available in Chimaera. If
you want to go that route, you will need to clone the github
repository, and build from source.

> For reasons mostly unknown, both Alsa and Pulseaudio packages are installed on my system.
> Originally, I just had Alsa installed and things worked well. When I installed the Steam
> client app, it pulled in some Pulse dependencies and now alsa seems to control some things,
> while pulse controls others.

If you're going to use the STEAM client, and if it requires
pulseaudio, then you will have to go the pulseaudio route. Though I
haven't tried this myself, the pulseaudio method should work under
devuan Chimaera. These instructions should do it, in section two:


The only systemd reference in these instructions is to the bluetooth.service,
which exists in devuan as /etc/init.d/bluetooth. Since you already
managed to pair with the headset, the bluetooth daemon is already
running, so you don't need to worry about that.

> I have some bluetooth packages installed[1] and was able to pair[2] the headset using the
> bluetoothctl utility[2]. I think I have an Alsa[3] block configured in /etc/asound.conf but
> it does not show up[4] with aplay -l and trying to direct aplay to the hardware address of
> the paired headset does not work. Any thoughts?

See above. The way you're trying to do it won't work. From your list,
you seem to have the necessary packages installed. Good luck.


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