Bluetooth on kali7-amd64


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I use now (04/2023): 6.1.0-kali7-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.20-2kali1 (2023-04-18) ×86_64 GNU/Linux

It is always a pain in the ass with relevant hardware and Linux. Computers need sound, and it comes from the sound card and on-board speakers and/or external powered speakers via USB port, or jack – or wirelessly via Bluetooth for many years. But the Linux communities of developers blows very often wonderfull fundtionalitys into nirvana, like after the last update with pulseaudio and blueman, one of the Linux sound servers and bluetooth managers that always worked amicably together on my Linux Kali so far. Now it works again, but Sunday evening has come and the walk with Mala, my dog, had to wait, but now that everything works again, it’s raining.

What did I do? A lot of things didn’t work – until I deleted bluez-alsa-utils version 4.0.0-2 and wrote the bluetooth support directly into the configuration file of the pulse audio server. I also deleted the local pulse configuration file.
Whether the deletion of bluez-alsa-utils was really necessary I don’t really know, it just seemed strange to me the version number – all utils have version 5 and bluez-alsa-utils is only in version 4.

Deleting bluez-alsa-utils

sudo apt-get purge bluez-alsa-utils

After that I deleted the local file which is located in my home directory in the „hidden directories“ which can be made visible via the menu item: „View – show hidden files“.
These folders and files start with a dot in their name and are not shown in the normal view. Here is the folder .config and in it is the folder pulse with all the previous entries, which are now no longer working – this is deleted and automatically writes itself brand new when the sound server starts again, e.g. when the computer is restarted.

Now I edited the system configuration file of pulse and entered the bluetooth service directly there. File manager with the content of pulse. Dateimanager mit dem Inhalt von pulse
Im Ordner /etc/pulse wird die Datei mit einem Editor geöffnet.
This folder is located, like most system-wide configuration files, in the /etc folder in the file system. You can use the console to open this file directly with root privileges in an editor – I use gedit as editor.

sudo gedit /etc/pulse/

The editor shows the content of At the end of this file I appended the following lines:

### Bluetooth Support .ifexists load-module module-bluetooth-discover .endif

That was it. Save and reboot once and – indeed – it works better than before.

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