[pulseaudio-discuss] Disabling monitor sources in Pulse
jeremy at visser.name
Fri Jan 15 02:15:27 PST 2010
On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 14:18 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > No difference. The program still records on the monitor source. To get
> > it to record off a real source, the actual recording stream for the
> > program had to be manually changed in pavucontrol.
> What program is this? Is it possibly overriding PA's device choice?
We're using Skype, although I also encountered this last week when using
Mumble. Mumble users were complaining that my game sounds were coming
through instead of my voice whenever I hit the push-to-talk button. :)
I confirmed today by using pavucontrol that my friend had the Skype
input coming from the Monitor source, and switching it manually to the
I can only pray that this 'race condition' doesn't occur again, and that
the selection stays that way.
God forbid he ever use Ubuntu's 'Guest session' feature to let a friend
sign in to Skype which will start up a fresh PulseAudio with no
remembered stream settings, and will probably have the guest session's
audio input go awry.
> And that is exactly what happens. Please provide the output of "pacmd
> ls" when PA is in that state youdescribe here where only one mic is
> configured but not selected as default by PA.
This seems to happen fairly regularly, so if I notice again, I'll
definitely do that.
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