Linux Mint 19 doesn't remember selected audio device

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rocketman221
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Linux Mint 19 doesn't remember selected audio device

Post by rocketman221 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:22 pm

I am running Linux Mint 19 Mate. I have two audio devices, the internal sound card and a usb headset with a CM108.
I select the internal sound card since I use it for just about everything. Every time I reboot, the usb headset gets selected. If I plug the headset in, it gets selected.
This is making me crazy. I was running Mint 18 and everything worked fine it would remember which card I selected.

I am currently running a script when I log in that uses pactl to select my internal sound card, but this should not be necessary.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 doesn't remember selected audio device

Post by MrEen » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:09 pm

Following the instructions at this site should help you set the default.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 doesn't remember selected audio device

Post by rocketman221 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:54 pm

That does make the sound card default at boot, but it still switches to the usb headset when it's plugged in.
I only use the headset for certain programs, I don't want everything routed to it every time it gets plugged in.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 doesn't remember selected audio device

Post by MrEen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 pm

I'm really not sure, but I think you might need hda-jack-retask for that which is part of alsa-tools-gui I believe.

I'm sure it's very normal/expected behavior for audio output to switch to a headset when it's plugged in.

Sorry I can't help any more than that. Maybe others will know of other ways to get you back to what you're used to.

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