automatic output source select is not working properly
Submitted by T. J. Pinkert
Assigned to pul..@..op.org
PA/alsa gets better and better. After a long time with randomly audio or not, I recently found that I can always get audio reliably on my output device.
Although I find in my case, I have now to open the PA volume control, go to the output section and select manually the correct device. It gives me the following ports:
- Analog output
- Headphones (unplugged)
I find that PA selects Analog output by default, but the only way to get sound is to select Speakers.
If I plug in a headphone, PA switches to: Headphones (plugged in), however, to get sound out of the headphones I must select: Speakers (unavailable)
This is somewhat curious. In my machine (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520) this is the only way sound gets output aparently.
Some stuff from dmesg: [ 9.893095] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X [ 10.057920] sound hdaudioC0D0: CX20549 (Venice): BIOS auto-probing. [ 10.058260] sound hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig: line_outs=1 (0x10/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker [ 10.058265] sound hdaudioC0D0: speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) [ 10.058271] sound hdaudioC0D0: hp_outs=1 (0x11/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) [ 10.058275] sound hdaudioC0D0: mono: mono_out=0x0 [ 10.058279] sound hdaudioC0D0: dig-out=0x13/0x0 [ 10.058282] sound hdaudioC0D0: inputs: [ 10.058287] sound hdaudioC0D0: Mic=0x14 [ 10.058291] sound hdaudioC0D0: Line=0x12 [ 10.058295] sound hdaudioC0D0: CD=0x15 [ 10.060134] sound hdaudioC0D0: Enable sync_write for stable communication [ 10.066426] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/hdaudioC0D0/input10 [ 10.067129] input: HDA Intel Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input11 [ 10.067294] input: HDA Intel Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input12
The automatic selection is not correct for sound output, It could be that the inputs signaled here only try to say what is plugged in with this chip? not affect the actual sound routing?
Pulseaudio version according to aptitude (it has no --version option or I did not find it): pulseaudio 5.0-6 5.0-6+b1
This bug could be related to no: 70865