I am running Fedora Silverblue 31. Out of the box, it doesn’t seem to have support for any Bluetooth audio codecs other than the basic one. Searching online, I discovered that there is a fork of
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth which adds support for a variety of codecs, such as AptX, AptX HD, LDAC, and AAC. Sounds great! It even seems to be available on RPM Fusion: https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/31/Everything/x86_64/os/repoview/pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld.html
Unfortunately, I’m struggling a lot to actually install this package. I’d appreciate some help. The instructions from that fork’s GitHub page say to run the following command:
rpm-ostree override remove pulseaudio-module-bluetooth -–install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld
This just fails with the error “Unknown option --install”.
I then tried this instead:
rpm-ostree override replace pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld
And that fails with the error “Non-local replacement overrides not implemented yet”.
Finally, I tried this:
wget https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/31/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/p/pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld-1.3-1.fc31.x86_64.rpm rpm-ostree override replace ./pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld-1.3-1.fc31.x86_64.rpm
This time it actually downloaded and supposedly installed the package. But after rebooting, I’m not sure it actually worked.
rpm-ostree status doesn’t list any overridden packages, and
rpm -q pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld says it’s not installed. Nothing seems any different with my audio, and the GitHub page’s instructions to check codec don’t work as expected, suggesting that I’m still on the stock package.
I tried removing the original package:
rpm-ostree override remove pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
That fails with a bunch of errors saying that the package is needed by various other things, such as gnome-tweaks and gnome-bluetooth.
If I try to install it as a layered package with
rpm-ostree install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld, it fails with an error saying that the base package
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth would be removed. But more interestingly, it also says “Inactive base replacements: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld”. So it seems like it’s in the system somehow, but why is it inactive? What’s going on here?
I’m pretty confused at this point. Can anybody help me out? Am I doing something wrong with overriding the package? If I am doing it right, then could anyone help me to actually get AptX working? It doesn’t seem to be documented very clearly, so I have trouble understanding how to properly set this up.