[pulseaudio-discuss] "list-sinks" doesn't match "aplay -l"

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 01:43:43 PST 2011

2011/11/29 Cyrus Vafadari <cyrusv at mit.edu>:
> I'm trying to use a bunch of sundcards (8 usb + 4 hdmi + 1 mobo) to control
> different zones separately & combine them in cool ways.
> I'm having trouble getting pulse to recognize all of my soundcards'
> existence.
> aplay -l recognizes all 13 cards, as does "pacmd list-cards", but pulse only
> recognizes 10 of them (0-9). It seems to find them in the "pacmd dump", but
> not in list-sinks.

Cards and sinks are different things. A card can have zero or more
sinks and zero or more sources. This can also change according to
which profile is selected for the card.

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