[pulseaudio-discuss] sink_name's not used in UI tools?
chris-m-lists at joelly.net
Tue Jul 7 22:43:33 PDT 2009
Hi Colin and Maarten,
thanks for your replys and Col for your patch and UI improvements :-)
On Die, Jul 07, 2009, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Maarten Bosmans at 07/07/09 20:28 did gyre and gimble:
>> Hi Chris,
>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Chris Joelly<chris-m-lists at joelly.net> wrote:
>>> Is there a way to display the sink_name's i gave using the load-modules
>>> directives in the default.pa file? and if not, is there a way to change
>>> the way these tools display the sink_name's?>
>> It's actually the sinks description, not it's name, that is displayed
>> in the gui tools.
>> You can change this by using the sink_properties argument on the
>> load-module line in default.pa, e.g.
>> sink_properties="device.description='My Preferred Name'". You'll need
>> the latest PA for this, probably the soon-to-be-released 0.9.16.
>> It's even possible to assign an icon to each sink, to have even more
>> discoverability for the users of your audio setup.
>> For more info you can browse back in the list archives for earlier
>> conversations about sink descriptions, it's a topic that comes up
>> quite a lot.
> For combined sinks the description will be automatically set, so even if
> you do pass the device.description property it will be overwritten
> In order to fix this you'll need to apply this patch:
> I'm also half-working on a GUI for managing combined sinks directly in
> pavucontrol without having to hack about with default.pa so watch this
> space :)
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