[pulseaudio-discuss] Bogus default port?

Raymond Yau superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 19:47:35 PST 2014

I'm using Arch's pulseaudio package, which is currently at upstream
> commit 09e88de.
> On my laptop I have speakers and headphones. However, pactl also
> includes a third port "Analog Output"[0], which (according to
> alsamixer) behaves the similarly to the headphones port.
> The problem was that this was being selected as my default port, when
> no headphones were plugged in. If I plugged in my headphones, I'd get
> the headphones port, and unplugging them would get me the speakers
> port (i.e., after plugging in my headphones ones everything is as it
> should be).
> I guess the behavior I would expect would be that there should be no
> "Analog Output" port at all on my system.
> Is this a known issue, or have I made a mistake in my configuration?
> Any further information I could provide?
post the output of alsa-info.sh

do your laptop have line out jack or line out jack at dock station ?

Some notebook have headphone, line out , mic and line in jack which can
used to support 5.1 or 7.1
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