Buetooth Manager won't display [SOLVED itself]

My problems began when I installed (so I thought!) text-to-speech s/w from software recommendation - How to text-to-speech output using command-line? - Ask Ubuntu 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.

What happens when you try to start it from the command line:



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.

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)
blueman-manager version 2.0.4 starting
There is an instance already running

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:

[ol]- say (this is the one that screwed up BT)

  • festival
  • spd-say
  • espeak[/ol]

Do you have any experience/advice on any of these?

Can’t say I have Keith, sorry.

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.

No problem :slight_smile: