[pulseaudio-discuss] pactl to set default soundcard?

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Dec 18 07:51:45 PST 2010

'Twas brillig, and Ng Oon-Ee at 18/12/10 15:46 did gyre and gimble:
> Hi all, this seems not to be possible, can I get confirmation on that?
> So the only way from the CLI would be pacmd (and echoing
> set-default-sink in)?

Yeah, although you don't need to echo it in, it will accept command line

It would be nice if someone unified some of the output of pactl and
pacmd as well as the commands they accept.

I'm not really sure why pacmd exists at all to be honest... (other than
it's likely easier to work with and add new features to as you don't
have to go via the protocol).



Colin Guthrie

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