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Buetooth Manager won't display [SOLVED itself]
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:19:52 pm »
My problems began when I installed (so I thought!) text-to-speech s/w from https://askubuntu.com/questions/501910/how-to-text-to-speech-output-using-command-line that offers several s/w options. 
I chose:  sudo apt-get install gnustep-gui-runtime
This worked a treat, allowing me to write scripts that spoke script from a file - just for fun.  But it worked only via the PC's speakers not via my Bluetooth-connected device and Pulse Audio failed to show the bluetooth receiver (Erskin BT Adapter) on my hi-fi. 
When trying to start the Blueman Bluetooth Manager, the BT tab at the bottom of the screen appears (showing "Starting Blue...") but disappeared after a few seconds.   So I uninstalled/re-installed Blueman bluetooth manager but this had no effect.
 So I did...
  • sudo apt-get remove gnustep-gui-runtime
  • sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
  • sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
The Bluetooth device then connected and is now shown on PulseAudio but BT Manager still won't start, which I shall need to connect devices in future. 
I would be grateful for advice on:
  • how to get BT manager to display
  • suitable text-2-speech s/w that won't crash anything
Many thanks.

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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 10:00:39 pm »
What happens when you try to start it from the command line:
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blueman-manager
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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 11:08:54 pm »
Bluetooth is actually running even when turned off (as shown below), it's just that I can't get the manager to display.  As I am always screwing things up, I often need the Manager to resolve things. 
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keith@T500:~$ blueman-manager
_________
Load (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:60)
['Services', 'PulseAudioProfile']
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:133)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.manager.Services.Services'>
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:133)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.manager.PulseAudioProfile.PulseAudioProfile'>
_________
pa_context_event (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/blueman/main/PulseAudioUtils.py:341)
1
blueman-manager version 2.0.4 starting
There is an instance already running
keith@T500:~$
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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 08:21:33 pm »
[UPDATE]
After a couple of reboots, the Bluetooth Manager GUI is now displayed, so all is well - sorry to have troubled you. 
As for speech s/w;  the link I showed above offers four:
  • say   (this is the one that screwed up BT)
  • festival
  • spd-say
  • espeak
Do you have any experience/advice on any of these? 

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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 08:27:14 pm »
Can't say I have Keith, sorry.
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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 11:20:40 am »
The BT Manager seems to be behaving itself now, so I have confidence to keep playing.
Thank you for taking the trouble to reply, Mark.  Sorry to have bothered you. 


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Re: Buetooth Manager won't display
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 05:41:56 pm »
No problem :)
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