[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio daemon toggling Alsa SPDIF setting every time
lennart at poettering.net
Mon Sep 14 06:42:58 PDT 2009
On Mon, 14.09.09 13:04, John Carlyle-Clarke (john at wormdrive.net) wrote:
> I have pulseaudio 0.9.15 and alsa 1.0.21 on Archlinux (x86_64).
> Everything was working fine, but recently I started getting no sound in
> pulse and - when I tried to debug - nothing in Alsa either. I have two
> cards - an onboard nVidia device which I don't use, and a PCI
> Soundblaster Audigy 2 which I use as my default. The problems may have
> coincided with an upgrade of Alsa from 1.0.20 -> 1.0.21 but I can't be
> I tracked down the exact problem, and it is that every time the pulse
> daemon starts, it toggles an SPDIF output flag on my sound card's Alsa
> setup. This effectively disables analog audio. I tried deleting the
> contents of ~/.pulse in case it was restoring some remembered settings
> each time, but no joy.
> If I untoggle that setting after pulseaudio starts, everything is OK
> (until next time pulseaudio starts, that is).
> If anyone can cast some light on the problem or suggest something else I
> can test, please do!
PA is probably simply configuring your card into the SPDIF
profile. Use a recent g-v-c or pavucontrol version, got to the
"Configuration" tab and select the profile you want to use for your card.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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