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Trying to use my Raspberry Pi 4 as an A2DP Bluetooth sink using bluealsa.
As reading the documentation of bluealsa:

It will register org.bluealsa service in the D-Bus system bus, which can be used for accessing configured audio devices.

But when I run:

$ bluealsa

it gives me this exception:

bluealsa: Couldn't acquire D-Bus name: org.bluealsa

So where is the problem and if it's significant one how can I fix it?

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Section 3 at the bottom of the installation guide Troubleshooting part:

  1. Couldn't acquire D-Bus name: org.bluealsa

It is not possible to run more than one instance of the BlueALSA server per D-Bus interface. If one tries to run second instance, it will fail with the "Couldn't acquire D-Bus name: org.bluealsa" error message. This message might also appear when D-Bus policy does not allow acquiring "org.bluealsa" name for a particular user - by default only root is allowed to start BlueALSA server.


It is not possible to run more than one instance...

  • sudo killall bluealsa
  • sudo bluealsa

This message might also appear when D-Bus policy does not allow acquiring...

  • sudo nano /etc/dbus-1/system.d/bluetooth.conf

By default only root is allowed to start BlueALSA server...

  • sudo bluealsa

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