I am using Debian with KDE Plasma, pulseaudio and bluedevil. All the default packages. I am able to connect to an audio device through bluetooth but I have tried everything on the internet but still it doesn't show up as an output device anywhere. Not even in pavucontrol.

I am kind of new to Linux so if you do want some additional information from my side, I would like to have the command as well to get that information, for lets say logs or something...

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Try tail -f /var/log/messages and watch when you connect and disconnect. That should tell you what to do. One thing for sure is reset the device.

  • command gives: tail: cannot open '/var/log/messages' for reading: No such file or directory tail: no files remaining
    – pythyan
    Aug 6, 2023 at 16:41
  • cd /var/log && sudo tail -f messages
    – Brian
    Aug 6, 2023 at 21:20
  • Gives the same error...
    – pythyan
    Aug 7, 2023 at 15:07

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