[pulseaudio-discuss] input/output jack seems to be not handled by PulseAudio

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Thu Jul 20 14:48:51 UTC 2017

On Mon, 2017-07-17 at 11:54 +0200, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
> Dear all,
> I help a blind person to figure out a sound issue.
> She has a "Intel Corporation C600/X79 series chipset High Definition 
> Audio Controller (rev 05)" with several jack input/output plug.
> On Windows everything works correctly, she can choose which jack plug 
> she wants to use for output and which one to use for input.
> Indeed, when a jack is plugged Windows open a dialog with a list to 
> choose if it is a micro or an headphone.
> On Debian 8, with Linux kernel 4.9 and PulseAudio 7 only one entry work 
> for input and one work for output. If I change the jack cable of plug 
> entry I noticed "unplugged" state on PavuControl.
> What I can do to chose myself which one I want for output and which one 
> for input ?

Ubuntu has a pop-up GUI for selecting the device type if the jack
supports multiple types of devices but isn't able to automatically
detect the type. I don't think Debian has that GUI.

I don't remember how that GUI works exactly, it's kind of complicated.
The topic was discussed quite recently, and you might find some answers
in that thread:



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