[pulseaudio-discuss] How to disable switch on HDMI audio output ?

Georg Chini georg at chini.tk
Fri Mar 8 09:40:08 UTC 2019

On 07.03.19 12:31, Tomaž Šolc wrote:
> Hi
> On 1. 03. 19 12:15, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
>> As stated in the title, I'm looking for a way to disable switch to 
>> HDMI audio output.
> I think there's currently no way to blacklist devices in the
> module-switch-on-port-available.
> If you never want to use HDMI audio at all, then perhaps the best way to
> solve your problem is to just make PulseAudio ignore that device 
> altogether.

What works for me is just to set the HDMI device to "off" in the pavucontrol
configuration tab. This setting should be remembered across boots.

> There's a guide here on how to do that for an USB audio device here via
> setting "PULSE_IGNORE" in /etc/udev/rules.d.
> https://jamielinux.com/blog/tell-pulseaudio-to-ignore-a-usb-device-using-udev/ 
> It should work for HDMI audio as well if you adapt the device matching
> rule for your specific hardware.
> You can get the required info on your device by looking for sysfs.path
> in "pactl list" and then using "udevadm info" to inspect that path.
> Best regards
> Tomaž
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