[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio daemon toggling Alsa SPDIF setting every time
john at wormdrive.net
Mon Sep 14 14:27:32 PDT 2009
Lennart Poettering wrote:
> 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.
I have pavucontrol 0.9.8 and in the Configuration tab, the selected
profile is "Output Analog Stereo + Input Analog Mono". Apologies, I
meant to include that info in the original mail.
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