[pulseaudio-discuss] Wireless headset-receiver connection event or status (Logitech H800)

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 04:39:13 PST 2015

18.01.2015 02:43, Alexander Cherednichenko пишет:
> Hello friends.
> I am not sure I am posting to the right group, so please excuse me if
> that question is resolved somewhere in udev or even deeper.
> The issue I'm trying to fix - i own a Logitech H800 headset, and run
> Arch with PA. The headset comes with a small USB receiver, so it is not
> used via bluetooth/bluetooth stack.
> The way it works now - as soon as I plug in the USB receiver, the PA
> switches all apps (both sink and source) to this new card (named
> "Logitech Wireless Headset").
> At the same time, having the USB receiver plugged in does not mean that
> the headset itself is actually connected - it may be powered off or out
> of range etc. I would like it to switch to the headset and back to
> internal speakirs depending on the status of headset-receiver
> connection, not laptop-receiver.
> Is it possible at all?

Probably not.

However, you can still avoid the bad effect of switching all apps to the 
receiver. To do so, please edit /etc/pulse/default.pa and comment out 
the line about module-switch-on-connect. If that line does not exist, or 
if that doesn't help, comment out module-switch-on-port-available.

If you are using KDE, then module-device-manager can also be the cause 
of this problem. It should not be unloaded, but you can lower the 
priority of the receiver in the KDE control center, in the Multimedia 

Alexander E. Patrakov

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