[Touch-packages] [Bug 1838151] [NEW] Poor quality audio with modern Bluetooth headsets in HSP/HFP. Missing wide band speech support.

2019-07-27 Thread Jeffrey Nappi
Public bug reported:

Bluetooth HSP/HFP audio quality is poor on Ubuntu comparative to all
other major platforms (Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, Android, iOS).

Modern Bluetooth headsets (such as the Bose QC series headphones, many
others) are capable of using HFP 1.6 with mSBC 16kHz audio encoding. As
it currently stands, Ubuntu defaults to only supporting HSP headsets
using 8kHz CVSD, and is incapable of supporting HFP 1.6 at this time.

The ChromiumOS team recently tackled this issue -
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=843048

Their efforts may assist in bringing this to Ubuntu, however it appears
that there are quite a lot of differences considering they have
developed their own audio server solution etc.

The Bluetooth Telephony Working Group published the HFP 1.6 spec in May
2011 -
https://www.bluetooth.org/docman/handlers/downloaddoc.ashx?doc_id=238193

Patches have been proposed in the past for this issue to the kernel and
PulseAudio:

PulseAudio: https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/245272/
Kernel: https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-bluetooth/msg76982.html

It appears that the Chromium OS team applied the same kernel patch:
https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/third_party/kernel/+/77dd0cb94c1713a8a12f6e392955dfa64c430e54

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: pulseaudio 1:12.2-2ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-20.21-generic 5.0.8
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USERPID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0:  jnappi 2777 F pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Jul 27 11:08:29 2019
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-04 (629 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: pulseaudio
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to disco on 2019-07-18 (9 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 06/07/2016
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: R07ET67W (2.07 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
dmi.board.name: 20FW000TUS
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: SDK0J40705 WIN
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: None
dmi.modalias: 
dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrR07ET67W(2.07):bd06/07/2016:svnLENOVO:pn20FW000TUS:pvrThinkPadT460p:rvnLENOVO:rn20FW000TUS:rvrSDK0J40705WIN:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNone:
dmi.product.family: ThinkPad T460p
dmi.product.name: 20FW000TUS
dmi.product.sku: LENOVO_MT_20FW_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad T460p
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T460p
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

** Affects: pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
 Importance: Undecided
 Status: New


** Tags: amd64 apport-bug disco

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Title:
  Poor quality audio with modern Bluetooth headsets in HSP/HFP.  Missing
  wide band speech support.

Status in pulseaudio package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  Bluetooth HSP/HFP audio quality is poor on Ubuntu comparative to all
  other major platforms (Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, Android, iOS).

  Modern Bluetooth headsets (such as the Bose QC series headphones, many
  others) are capable of using HFP 1.6 with mSBC 16kHz audio encoding.
  As it currently stands, Ubuntu defaults to only supporting HSP
  headsets using 8kHz CVSD, and is incapable of supporting HFP 1.6 at
  this time.

  The ChromiumOS team recently tackled this issue -
  https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=843048

  Their efforts may assist in bringing this to Ubuntu, however it
  appears that there are quite a lot of differences considering they
  have developed their own audio server solution etc.

  The Bluetooth Telephony Working Group published the HFP 1.6 spec in
  May 2011 -
  https://www.bluetooth.org/docman/handlers/downloaddoc.ashx?doc_id=238193

  Patches have been proposed in the past for this issue to the kernel
  and PulseAudio:

  PulseAudio: https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/245272/
  Kernel: https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-bluetooth/msg76982.html

  It appears that the Chromium OS team applied the same kernel patch:
  
https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/third_party/kernel/+/77dd0cb94c1713a8a12f6e392955dfa64c430e54

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
  Package: pulseaudio 1:12.2-2ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-20.21-generic 5.0.8
  Uname: Linux 5.0.0-20-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
  Architecture: amd64
  AudioDevicesInUse:
   USERPID ACCESS COMMAND
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jnappi 2777 F pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
  Date: Sat Jul 27 11:08:29 2019
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-04 (629 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - 

[Touch-packages] [Bug 1311316] Re: After locking screen there is no input field to type password for unlock

2014-08-26 Thread Jeffrey Nappi
I am also experiencing this every couple days.

Dual Monitors on Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo Thinkpad T530 w/ dock)

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Title:
  After locking screen there is no input field to type password for
  unlock

Status in Unity:
  Triaged
Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  Sometimes (but not always) after locking the screen there is the
  situation not having any input field where I can type the password to
  unlock the session again. The shaded gray area simply does not have
  the input field. I can't do anything, I have to switch to text console
  and stop/start lightdm service to cure the problem loosing all of my
  session :(

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: unity 7.2.0+14.04.20140416-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: i386
  CompizPlugins: No value set for 
`/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Apr 22 22:17:57 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-03-03 (780 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Release i386 (20110427.1)
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-10-18 (186 days ago)

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