[pulseaudio-discuss] Permanently binding an application to a sink?

timo dmtimo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 10:11:31 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> timo wrote:
>> I'm using version 0.9.10, on Ubuntu 8.10
>> I have module-volume-restore enabled in the config, but it doesn't stop the
>> reverting behaviour. Even hitting stop and then play on the streaming
>> application is enough to have the stream reverted to the default sink.
>> I had noticed module-stream-restore was introduced in 0.9.11, but i figured
>> this sort of feature would have existed in earlier versions as well.
> Hmm, well it works on Mandriva with 0.9.10 so I'm not sure why it's
> causing issues for you. I don't think I did anything in particular to
> fix a problem in this regard (there was an issue relating to it
> remembering the default device across reboots (as this is stored in
> gconf), but this shouldn't affect individual application-device maps as
> this is stored in a file in your home directory.
> Make sure your user has the ability to write in your ~/.pulse folder and
> particularly the volume restore table file. Double check that this
> folder is not owned by root or something silly like that (ll -d
> ~/.pulse; ll ~/.pulse)
> And just to double check, you are running a per-user daemon right? Not a
> system wide one?

A-ha, that's a good point. It turns out that by default, Ubuntu runs
pulseaudio with the --system option, which means the volume and sink
settings are not saved per-user.

Thanks for the hint, it's working fine now.

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