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[SOLVED] Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:48 am
by borg101
My default audio device seems to change on its own. It's not a big deal to change it, but I'm curious how I could go about fixing it.

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:02 pm
by administrollaattori
Install Pavucontrol and Paprefs, and set the default device.

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apt install pavucontrol paprefs

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:06 pm
by Hoser Rob
You'll need to provide some useful system info (make/model as in your sig isn't enough). Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
BTW your sig says you run 18.3 Gnome. There's no Gnome edition of Mint, and if you've installed a Gnome DE you need to specify that.

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:20 am
by borg101
Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:06 pm
BTW your sig says you run 18.3 Gnome. There's no Gnome edition of Mint, and if you've installed a Gnome DE you need to specify that.
Apologies....I figured Gnome DE was implied as I'm on the Mint forums and 18.3 is the current version.
Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:06 pm
You'll need to provide some useful system info (make/model as in your sig isn't enough). Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
Here is the output

System: Host: HTPC Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Gnome 3.18.5 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: Z97E-ITX/ac
Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.10 date: 04/29/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-4690 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27934
clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3491 MHz 2: 3491 MHz 3: 3491 MHz
4: 3491 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter usb-ID: 003-002
IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 8251.6GB (68.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST2000LM003_HN size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MD04ACA4 size: 4000.8GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST2000LM003_HN size: 2000.4GB
ID-4: /dev/sdd model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 213G used: 68G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.13GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdd3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:44C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 3:21 Memory: 10469.4/15990.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm
by borg101
Does anyone have any idea?

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:17 pm
by borg101
borg101 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Does anyone have any idea?
So after 6 months of searching on and off I found the solution. Just comment out (##) the line "load-module module-switch-on-port-available" in etc/pulse/default.pa