[pulseaudio-discuss] changing default pulseaudio output device

Samuele Carcagno sam.carcagno at gmail.com
Tue May 19 11:33:04 PDT 2015

Hi Tanu,

thanks again for the advice.

>> 1) the issue seems to be KDE specific, because if I use fluxbox then the
>> sink that I choose with pavucontrol sticks across reboots (to fluxbox,
>> but not KDE).
> Ok. I don't have any idea what KDE is doing, and why it's doing it only
> on your system (I don't think this is a widespread problem).

it looks to me like this is a bug in the KDE version that landed on 
Debian not in pulseaudio. The problem may be wispread but undetected, 
the default desktop environment in Debian is Gnome rather than KDE, and 
most people don't use an external soundcard so they don't need to change 
the default soundcard. Strangely I have this problem on a fresh install 
of Jessie, while on another install of Debian testing that was 
continuously updated in the last year in never popped up.

I'll try to open a bug report on the Debian bug tracker of the relevant 
KDE component (kmix or Phonon I guess).



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