[pulseaudio-discuss] Fallback hard enabled in pulseaudio mixer

liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com
Fri Feb 8 00:07:31 UTC 2019

Further to my previous mail about trouble with Pulseaudio:

I installed pavucontrol-qt
pavucontrol-qt has the fallback button working clearly as shown in the 
video below.
while pavucontrol has it cemented and bricked for all devices on as 
default fallback devices.

Here is a video that the qt version is switchable


As is now if i uninstal pavucontrol and install pavucontrol-qt, then 
sound dont work at all. How do I replace pavucontrol that comes with 
stretch with pavucontrol-qt, which seemingly doesnt have this 

As I mentioned before pavucontrol, cycles through all my audio out put 
devices when playing an album from clementine.
First Song .. through my external sound card
2nd song: ....through my monitor speakers.
3rd song .... through my Digitech RP1000 into my guitar amp . Jeeziz ! 
that gave me a scare first time it happened.

This pavucontrol button mess really needs to be fixed.
Fallback is really not a good option and this kind of automation goes 
wrong quickly.

#What follows is not intended to be a flame. I just see that as a 
serious issue therefore the direct addressing and there is no other way 
to put it.

I would appreciate it if someone could direct me how to get 
pavucontrol-qt installed properly as there is no sound without 

The fallback butto I kindly ask to be addressed. It is not pleasant 
having your head rammed through your monitor when pavucontrol 
automatically decides it is fallback time and decides it should now 
switch to your marshall 100W stack.

I mean you have this 100% volume " level, because  you believe users 
should not damage their ears, and I understand that, but if you want ear 
damage for your users, then please keep the default fallback option 
cemented on as it is in pavucontrol right now. It needs to be hard 
removable in a config PLEASE!
The consequences of that button-cement causes great damage. Just be 
consistent. If you want to keep the "100%" volume limit then also please 
remove the fallback option as it is WORSE damage to the unsuspecting 

There are several bugs with pavucontrol I will list in separate mails


Previous mail:---------------------------------------

I have the situation here that as soon as clementine finishes a song 
pulseaudio switches from my speakers to another output device.
In the mixer for pulseaudio it indicates the other device as a fallback 
device for output.
The fallback icon unfortunately cannot be changed.

I looked in the config file in /etc but could not find something that 
will fix this.

Second prise would be for the fallback buttons to work in the pulseaudio 
mixer and not always on. and unswitchable.

First prize would be to be able to have just a single output device, 
.... my speakers.

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