[pulseaudio-discuss] Why no 'default device' option?
lennart at poettering.net
Thu Dec 17 01:28:59 PST 2009
On Thu, 26.11.09 08:40, Colin Guthrie (gmane at colin.guthr.ie) wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Daniel Chen at 25/11/09 19:50 did gyre and gimble:
> >On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Vadim Peretokin <vperetokin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>Currently with PulseAudio, every new app that I start will use the onboard
> >>sound card. I have to manually go to pavucontrol, and change the streams to
> >>my headset
> >The new gnome-volume-control applet shipped in 2.28 works just fine
> >for this use case. I know at least it works in Fedora 12 and Ubuntu
> >9.10 running 0.9.21, having just tested each on a different machine
> >both with internal audio and a usb audio device.
> Yeah (I meant to mention this in my reply too but forgot!). The
> g-v-c system will actually update the stream-restore database in PA
> to rewrite the previously stored devices. This is the critical
> difference between it and pavucontrol in terms of the defaults.
> Personally I find it all rather clunky and would like to see more
> robust handling inside PA in this regard.
"Robust"? what do you mean?
Future versions of g-v-c will most likely have some UI so that you may
select the device specifically for some important roles (such as
music, video, communication).
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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