[pulseaudio-discuss] set media.role for VMware client

Sean Greenslade sean at seangreenslade.com
Mon Jan 24 06:29:12 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 05:36:10PM +0100, sben1783 wrote:
> That did the trick! I created a
>   /usr/share/applications/vmware-remotemks.desktop
> with
>   X-PulseAudio-Properties=media.role=phone
> and now the "cork" works. Thank you very  much!
> BUT: it doesn't "uncork" when my phone call within vmware is done. I think
> this is supposed to work..? My media player just stays muted forever. Any
> hints here? Where would I have to start looking to possibly find details
> why it doesn't unmute the media player?

I'm assuming you're using module-role-cork for this.

If I had to guess at the issue (not being a VMWare user myself), the
vmware client might be holding open its audio stream indefinitely once
initialized.  You can check this by starting and ending a call, then
looking at the list of current sink inputs:

$ pactl list sink-inputs


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