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  1. #1
    Join Date
    January 2018

    TS3 and bluetooth headset profiles

    I have noticed that connecting to a server on teamspeak forces the bluetooth headset profile to switch from A2DP to HSP/HFP, even if teamspeak is set not to use the headset's microphone. This is very annoying as I have to manually switch back to A2DP in order for the audio to actually work. Is there a way to disable this automatic profile switching?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Running TS3 v.3.1.7 on Ubuntu 17.10.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Without any further research I'd use the PulseAudio Release note for v11 as a starting point:
    The "auto_switch" option of module-bluetooth-policy got a new mode: mode "2" can be used to enable automatic profile switching from A2DP to HSP when a recording stream appears without any role set.

    Why there'd be a recording stream without you having set the capture device, that's another question.
    However, maybe using mode 2 bypasses the issue.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    January 2019
    I accidentally encountered this unsolved thread while looking for the solution of the same problem, so here's the answer.
    As thorwe mentioned it's module-bluetooth-policy fault. You can disable it temporarily by typing:
    pactl unload-module module-bluetooth-policy
    If you want to disable it permamently you need to do following (using gedit but you can your prefered text editor):
    cp /etc/pulse/ ~/.config/pulse/
    gedit ~/.config/pulse/
    Comment following line by inserting hash symbol at the beginning of the line:
    load-module module-bluetooth-policy
    Restart computer

    Please be aware this module does more than just switching from A2DP to HSP. I recommend reading more about it before disabling.

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