My pulseaudio (5.0) on arch (Linux 3.17.2-1-ARCH) does not play any sound.

When running the daemon explicitly as pulseaudio -vvvv --log-target=stderr, I get the error message

GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files

How do I fix this?

1 Answer 1


As explained in https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=172491, this is a problem with semi-installed (as in, not installed at all, but modules still exist) bluetooth support. If you deactivate bluetooth fully in your /etc/pulse/default.pa, by commenting out the following lines:

### Automatically load driver modules for Bluetooth hardware
#.ifexists module-bluetooth-policy.so
#load-module module-bluetooth-policy

#.ifexists module-bluetooth-discover.so
#load-module module-bluetooth-discover

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