[LAU] Auto switching outputs
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Aug 2 08:47:32 UTC 2010
On Mon, August 2, 2010 1:33 am, Will Light wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo
> <mle+la at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
>> Paul Davis wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo
>>> <mle+la at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
>>> > Hi all,
>>> > I've acquired a pair of wireless headphones; the type thathas a USB
>>> > dongle that plus into amy machine and uses analog FM to communicate
>>> > with the headphones.
>>> > These JustWorked(tm) under linux, but now I'd like to have audio
>>> > (either PulseAudio or ALSA) auto switch to the headphones whenever
>>> > they are plugged in.
>>> > Is this doable? Any hints?
>>> ALSA can definitely detect the jack insertion.
>> Not a jack in this case, a USB device that identifies itself as a
>> USB audio device.
>>> However, it requires a
>>> user-space app that is paying attention to the "switch".
>> Would this info be available over DBus?
> It's my understanding that HAL is being phased out in favor of
> libudev. Writing an application like what you're describing (i.e.
> watch for a specific USB device to appear or disappear) is very simple
> with the udev_monitor functions.
It seems like PA should already support this somehow. Perhaps something
todo with :
pactl set-default-sink <soundcard>
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