[pulseaudio-discuss] Generic device names in pavucontrol

Valmantas Palikša walmis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 13:06:10 PST 2009

Since upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 devices in pavucontrol and gnome sound
settings are listed as "Internal Audio Analog Stereo". I have two sound
cards on my pc and both of them are listed with the same name.
Previously they were listed with actual card names like "VIA 8237", so
now it's kind of unclear which card should be used when moving streams
for example. 

Here's a fragment from pactl list

Card #1
	Name: alsa_card.pci-0000_00_11.5
	Driver: module-alsa-card.c
	Owner Module: 5
		alsa.card = "1"
		alsa.card_name = "VIA 8237"

I can see that it shows the name properly, but why pavucontrol and gnome
audio settings is showing those generic names? Is it possible to get the
old behavior back?

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