Pulseaudio # bluez- DBus.Error.TimedOut: Failed to activate service 'org.bluez': timed out

  • system: "x86_64-linux"
  • host os: Linux 5.15.88, NixOS, 22.11 (Raccoon), 22.11.1705.b83e7f5a04a
  • multi-user?: yes
  • sandbox: yes
  • version: nix-env (Nix) 2.11.1
  • channels(root): "nixos-22.11, nixos-hardware"
  • nixpkgs: /nix/var/nix/profiles/per-user/root/channels/nixos
pulseaudio[2636]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Failed to activate service 'org.bluez': timed out (service_start_timeout=25000ms)

How to fix it?

I’m don’t know about this issue, but I would use pipewire instead of pulseaudio, it’s supposed to replace it at some points (ubuntu already did it), and is way less buggy in my experience, has much better bluetooth support, and is compatible with jack and pulseaudio’s protocols.

Also, have you added hardware.bluetooth.enable = true;? Seems like it’s needed to enable bluetooth and seems like your pulseaudio has troubles finding bluez, which is in charge of bluetooth.

that is included

(I will try pipewire)

Also, given the numerous posts you just wrote, do you get any visible implications of this error (like no bluetooth, crash of the system…). Please give more details than just an error. Also, sometimes the context around the error is important to understand it better, so it might be worth including relevant lines before and after.

pipewire looks to be ~ ok

  • audio don’t start automatically when media gets started to play (after system start)
  • needs a change like of volume till it get the output sorted out (and listed) right …