PulseAudio 14.0-1 is supposed to solve the problem that output doesn’t automatically switch when headphones are plugged in. I have a fully up-to-date Manjaro system (I assume stable - how do I tell?) on a Dell Precision 5220, including a number of pulseaudio 14.0-1 packages
When I plug in my earbugs (USB-C) I still have to manually switch outputs using the PulseAudio Volume Control widget. When it displays, it shows them as available, but the switch isn’t made. If I unplug them, they disappear (and output reverts to the speakers automatically).
Is there something I can do to remedy this problem or more input I can provide to help others figure out what’s going wrong?
Problem still persists in newest Manjaro XFCE with 5.10 kernel and all updates.
How to reproduce:
Plug in HDMI device with audio (TV in my example)
Set it as default audio output in Pavucontrol GUI, everything is fine
Unplug HDMI cable - Pulseaudio automatically switches to other available audio output
Plug HDMI back - Pulseaudio doesn’t revert default sink back to HDMI
I can confirm that this works in Debian Stable with MATE DE (Pulseaudio sets HDMI back to default after HDMI is plugged back in). However, in Manjaro, as soon as we unplug the device, Pulseaudio immediately forgets that this was default output set manually.
Proposed solution by @nikgnomic doesn’t change anything, as this is just terminal way to change default sink.
Any idea where this bug can be reported? I’d like my Manjaro to remember my manual choice of preferred sink, just like Windows and Debian MATE does, it should be remembered.
Wanted to clarify: You commands from earlier post “pacmd” don’t work, they just set default sink just like pavucontrol does. When default sink is disconnected, pulseaudio forgets everything. Meddling with more terminal commands it’s opposite to what XFCE default experience should provide. This should work.
I repeat my question, where do I report this bug to Manjaro devs? Is there a bugtracker?
Ubuntu, Debian and Windows have this sorted out, Manjaro must too - this supposed to be by default.
I had a similar problem but with the bluetooth speaker. I managed to solve it. I edited file default.pa in /etc/pulse. In section called "### Automatically load driver modules for Bluetooth hardware", there are two lines here: