More pulseaudio issues with HDMI

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More pulseaudio issues with HDMI

Postby Pace » 2019-11-18 18:51

Hey everyone,

So I know I have an issue with Pulseaudio. Every-time my system is left alone for a while, the HDMI audio stops working.
The HDMI interface is no longer seen in the sound settings.
I have to manually run pulseaudio -k to get it running again.

Originally I thought it was because pulseaudio was auto spawning and taking over control of my sound device.
I tried setting autospawn = no in the config.conf.
I tried this for the specific user and globally but the issue keeps happening.

Any ideas how I can prevent this from happening and always have sound through HDMI?
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Re: More pulseaudio issues with HDMI

Postby sunrat » 2019-11-18 22:01

Try opening PulseAudio Volume Control, in the Configuration tab and set any other audio devices to Off.
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Re: More pulseaudio issues with HDMI

Postby debbieanne » 2019-11-19 13:08

So long as you don't want automatic switching when you plug in another output device, try:

edit /etc/pulse/default.pa
find <load-module module-switch-on-port-available>
and edit to:
# load-module module-switch-on-port-available
and save.

In other words, comment out the "switch on port available" module in pulseaudio default.pa
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