[LAU] Blacklisting a pulse audio device

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Jan 28 03:15:25 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-01-27 at 19:04 -0700, Bob van der Poel wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, January 27, 2013 4:49 pm, Bob van der Poel wrote:
> >> Does anyone know if it's possible to tell pulse to NOT load a
> >> particular device? It'd be nice to blacklist my usb audio and just
> >> start that with jack when it's needed. And to have the pulse stuff
> >> continue to run to play music, etc.
> >
> > run pavucontrol. hit the last tab (Configuration) and use the USB device
> > profile to set it to Off.
> Oh, that's way too easy! Isn't there a way involving dead chickens and
> incantations?
> Just tired it and worked just perfectly. Hopefully this <off> will
> stick between reboots. Not in the mood to try that just yet.
> But, I did start jack after turning off the usb device. Then audacity.
> It came up with the option to run via alsa (the old default) which
> plays via the pulse speakers and jack which runs the usb interface.
> Just perfect! Thanks.

I can't stand Pulse.  Period.  End of sentence.  I've got an ST Audio
DSP2000 C-Port.  I found a nifty (old school verbiage) solution online -
chmod 644 /usr/bin/pulseaudio.  Problem solved.  If you want Pulse, have
fun.  Why you want it is SEP (somebody else's problem).

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