Pulseaudio issue

I always have to switch the audio device from analog output to analog output + mono input to get the sound work even if it was analog output + mono input , plus its a 5.1 headset i cant get it working.

am using pulseaudio and alsa

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Failed units:

keep in mind that i searched a lot

But did you read it all?

  • Format terminal output (including your garuda-inxi) as a code block by clicking the preformatted text button (</>) , or put three tildes (~) above and below the text

can you help me what should i replace there?

# audio sink name printed in notification
SpeakerNiceName = 'PreSonus AudioBox'
HeadsetNiceName = 'Logitech G535 Headset'
NewSinkNiceName = None

# regexes for audio sink names from pactl
SpeakerSinkRe = re.compile('(.*PreSonus_AudioBox.*)')
HeadsetSinkRe = re.compile('(.*Logitech_G535.*)')
DefaultSinkRe = re.compile('Default Sink: (.*)$')
pactl list short sinks
0       alsa_output.usb-C-Media_Electronics_Inc._USB_Audio_Device-00.analog-stereo      module-alsa-card.c   s16le 2ch 44100Hz        RUNNING
1       alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo      module-alsa-card.c      s16le 2ch 44100Hz       SUSPENDED
5       ladspa_output.mbeq_1197.mbeq    module-ladspa-sink.c    float32le 2ch 44100Hz   RUNNING

You can change the strings and regexes to match the sinks on your machine - get them with

pactl list short sinks
pactl list sinks

in terminal, or maybe the author can help you.

Hi @gamerlord - hopefully this script helps you if you decide to use it!

Short answer:

SpeakerNiceName = 'Speakers'
HeadsetNiceName = 'Headset'

# keep in mind I don't know which of these is a headset or speakers; this will just accomplish a swap between the devices
SpeakerSinkRe = re.compile('(.*mbeq_1197.*)')
HeadsetSinkRe = re.compile('(.*Media_Electronics.*)')

I’m just taking a guess at which of the sinks are the ones you want to swap between. I think the third is your video card, just guessing by “pci” in the sink name, and I’m assuming you don’t want that one.

Long answer:
The “NiceName” variables are just the names that will be printed in the desktop notification that is sent after the swap. They are just for your benefit so you can put whatever you want there.

The “Re” variables are regular expressions which are used to match against the list of sinks that the script scans. Honestly regexes aren’t even necessary; you could just compare against the full sink name instead.

Also, since your stated problem has an input device as one of the components, I’m not sure if this script will fully solve it for you since this just switches output devices.

If you want to correlate a sink name with your current output device, you can run “pactl info” and look for the “Default Sink:” line. Then switch your device with the GUI and run “pactl info” again.


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