Hi, I am a new Linux user. I am on Manjaro KDE Plasma.
In Windows, all the sound devices were visible from the taskbar’s volume icon. And I was able to change my PC’s sound output from the taskbar manually.
Note that, I have a built-in speaker on my desktop. This works fine in Linux.
When I plug a headphone into my PC. The output automatically shifts to the headphone.
But while my headphone is plugged in I can’t change the output to the built-in speaker and in settings, it says, speakers are unavailable.
So, I have to unplug my headphone to use the built-in speaker. Is there any way to change audio output manually while headphone is plugged-in?
(Really loving Manjaro, but this function would help me a lot)
are you using pipewire or pulseaudio to handle your audio output?
I haven’t switched to pipewire, yet, which is supposed to the way to go for the future, so I can’t help you with that, but you might want to have a look here
But yet the unavailable sign after speaker stays. So, I can’t change it from the taskbar audio volume icon, the ports option doesn’t appear. Every time I need to go to the settings to change it. How to fix it?
However, What I actually did is-
alsamixer in the terminal-
F6 to find my audio device
→ to locate ‘Auto-Mute Mode’(right corner)
↑ to change setting from Enabled to Disabled
Esc to exit
and then wrote this command to save changes to ALSA settings- sudo alsactl store