I am using pulseaudio on a Raspberry Debian (Wheezy) but my bt-headset(Iqua BHS-611) does not show up in sources or sinks.

What I did:

I followed the Raspbian Wheezy Installation Guide at: http://kmonkey711.blogspot.de/2012/12/a2dp-audio-on-raspberry-pi.html

Having entered:

pactl list sources short

I only get the following but no bluez device.

0       alsa_output.platform-bcm2835_AUD0.0.analog-stereo.monitor       module-alsa-card.c      s16le 2ch 44100Hz       SUSPENDED

Instead of the command bluez-simple-agent I used hcitool scan which showed my device:

bluez-test-device trusted <MAC> yes

This appeared to work as well but still no bt-devices.

  • Don't everybody speak up at once. Jun 15, 2013 at 16:34

2 Answers 2


hcitool only scan for bluetooth device nearby. It does not associate with a bluetooth device. To see it's audio source, you need to pair with the bluetooth device. This can be done using bluez-simple-agent, as noted in your source.


Just faced an uncanny situation where card doesn't show up unless tried with sudo.

Try sudo pactl list sources short

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