[pulseaudio-discuss] Reading the name form HAL too quickly

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jul 24 17:47:42 PDT 2007

On Fri, 13.07.07 11:33, Jon Smirl (jonsmirl at gmail.com) wrote:

> I'm getting USB devices with names like:
> alsa_output.usb_device_ffffffff_ffffffff_noserial_if0_alsa_playback_0
> When I look in HAL the name is:
> alsa_output.usb_device_471_155_noserial_if0_alsa_playback_0
> My guess is that pulse is getting the name out of HAL before HAL has
> received the reply from the USB device describing it's USB ID.HAL
> probably starts the name off as FFFFFFFF and changes it when the USB
> device responds.
> This is happening pretty much every time I unplug/plug one of my USB devices.

Seems to be a HAL bug in my opinion. I will contact HAL upstream about


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