[pulseaudio-discuss] Using module-combine-sink with intermittent devices

Matt Feifarek matt.feifarek at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 12:45:01 PST 2016

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM, Arun Raghavan <arun at accosted.net> wrote:

> > 2. I want to use module-combine-sink to play through several sound sinks
> at
> > the same time. It works, but things break down when one of the sinks
> > disappears, which it does because it's a USB interface to a DAC in a
> > receiver.
> Breaks down?

Yep, crashes.

> > 3. module-combine seems to suffer with the idle detection, should I just
> > turn that off?
> Suffer in what way?


> > In short, I have two run-states: one with one soundcard, one with two; I
> > want to support both transparently, playing the same source streams,
> without
> > having to log into the server and run pacmd. Is this possible?
> Are there more sound cards on this system that you do not want added
> to the combine sink? If not, when you don't specify the "slaves"
> argument to the module, it will automatically combine in all new
> sinks.

Ooh, that's good to know. That's not in the docs, unless I missed it.

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