Bluetooth audio revisited
I was having pretty good success connecting my bluetooth dongle to my Pinephone, but it was a little shaky. When waking the phone up, or when disconnecting and reconnecting, I would get stuttering playback. I decided to flash to a newer weekly, but unfortunately, it made the playback worse.

I tried some solutions in an old thread here, which has since been locked, but it didn't help anyway. In the last few days, I've been having problems where the connection is stuttery, but then I reboot and it's fine. Or, I disconnect and re-connect the bluetooth and it's fine. Or, strangely, turning ON wi-fi would sometimes correct the stuttering (traditionally, it was the opposite for me).

Now, it's always stuttering. I used to have multiple codecs to choose from, when I selected my bluetooth adapter in settings. I would have SBC, and then SBC-X (which worked better). Now, I don't have those options and I can't figure out how to get them back.

Here's one specific pulseaudio issue that may be a clue. If I run `pactl info` I get this result:

Connection failure: Connection refused
pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused

Even if I run it as root, I get 'permission denied'. That doesn't seem right, and I can't figure out a solution. But ultimately, that's less important to me than to get my bluetooth audio working properly. I just thought that might be a clue.
You've gotten further than I ever have. All I've ever gotten out of bluetooth audio is a loud buzz when the device connects. I'd consider stuttering audio to be a victory!

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