Volume control doesn't work automatically when connecting Bluetooth device.

Bug #1228263 reported by Dereck Wonnacott
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bluez (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

When I connect a Bluetooth device, sound is automatically forwarded to the device but volume controls still control the internal sound card device. I must open the sound settings and click on the Bluetooth output device to use volume controls.

I wish that the volume controls would automatically control whatever output device is actually active. :)

This bug has existed for many versions of Ubuntu now.
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ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.18
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-25 (746 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
InterestingModules: btusb bluetooth
MachineType: TOSHIBA TECRA R950
Package: pulseaudio
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-130-generic root=UUID=c7679e9c-34aa-4c9b-8e58-05ec7b8e4f63 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-130.156-generic 4.4.134
Tags: xenial
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-130-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dialout dip libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo vboxusers video
_MarkForUpload: True
dmi.bios.date: 10/01/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.bios.version: Version 6.40
dmi.board.asset.tag: 0000000000
dmi.board.name: TECRA R950
dmi.board.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.board.version: Version A0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0000000000
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.chassis.version: Version 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnTOSHIBA:bvrVersion6.40:bd10/01/2012:svnTOSHIBA:pnTECRAR950:pvrPT530U-00T007:rvnTOSHIBA:rnTECRAR950:rvrVersionA0:cvnTOSHIBA:ct10:cvrVersion1.0:
dmi.product.name: TECRA R950
dmi.product.version: PT530U-00T007
dmi.sys.vendor: TOSHIBA
hciconfig:
 hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
  BD Address: C8:F7:33:2D:6B:6B ACL MTU: 310:10 SCO MTU: 64:8
  UP RUNNING
  RX bytes:580 acl:0 sco:0 events:31 errors:0
  TX bytes:368 acl:0 sco:0 commands:30 errors:0
mtime.conffile..etc.bluetooth.main.conf: 2018-05-24T08:46:03.060208
upstart.bluetooth.override: manual

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Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

The sound menu controls the output of the default device. It doesn't change the default device itself.

affects: indicator-sound (Ubuntu) → pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in bluez (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command only once, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:

apport-collect 1228263

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs.

Changed in bluez (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : CurrentDmesg.txt

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tags: added: apport-collected xenial
description: updated
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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : Dependencies.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : Lspci.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : Lsusb.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : ProcCpuinfo.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : ProcCpuinfoMinimal.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : ProcEnviron.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : ProcInterrupts.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : ProcModules.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : UdevDb.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : getfacl.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : modified.conffile..etc.bluetooth.main.conf.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : rfkill.txt

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Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote : syslog.txt

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Changed in bluez (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in bluez (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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