Digital and analog port for the same card
Submitted by Laurent Bigonville
Assigned to pul..@..op.org
Created attachment 130668 pactl list
I initially opened a bug in the GNOME bugzilla, but then I've been told to reopen it here.
In gnome-control-center, I see my Logitech G930 wireless headset twice, once with the name "Digital output (S/PDIF) G930" and once with "Analogic output G930"
I guess that should only be one entry?
Hadess later replied:
It's not a bug, the card has 2 ports, and we unroll the cards and ports in this list, to avoid having 2 drop-downs per hardware, and make it easier to switch between, for example, an internal speaker and the jack.
You could argue that switching between the analogue and digital outputs should be automatic, and I would certainly agree that this would clean up our interface, but that's a problem that can only be solved in PulseAudio and layers underneath it.
Please file a bug against PulseAudio mentioning the above, that's the best way to drain that swamp.
There is the same problem for my internal sound card
Attachment 130668, "pactl list":