[pulseaudio-discuss] changing default pulseaudio output device
sam.carcagno at gmail.com
Wed May 13 14:41:25 PDT 2015
I have a problem on a fresh install of Debian Jessie with KDE. On Debian
Wheezy and Ubuntu Trusty I could change the output device for each
application through pavucontrol, and upon reboot the application would
"remember" that device and use it again. On Jessie instead I have to
change the output device from the default internal soundcard to my
external soundcard each time the computer is rebooted.
I tried to follow this guide
to change the default output device, so I added the following line to
and after I did that I also temporarily disabled pulseaudio by
sudo mv /usr/bin/pulseaudio /usr/bin/pulsefoo
so that it wouldn't respawn and terminating it with ksysguard. When
disabled I deleted the the ~/.config/pulse directory, re-enabled
pulseaudio and rebooted. Unfortunately applications would still output
to the internal soundcard by default. I'm pretty sure that I specified
the name of the external soundcard correctly because if I use that name
it works (unfortunately the changes with paswitch are again only temporary).
Not sure if this is somehow related to the above issue, but the settings
I choose the for Phonon in the KDE multimedia settings don't stick
either. I select the external soundcard as the default device and upon
reboot the internal one is on top on the preferences list.
Any suggestions on how to make the settings permanent so that I don't
have to use pavucontrol each time I reboot the computer?
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