[LAU] preventing pulseaudio from capturing a certain audio device

Alexandre DENIS contact at alexandredenis.net
Fri Jan 20 09:26:00 UTC 2017

On Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:08:07 +0100
Michael Jarosch <riotsound at riotmusic.de> wrote:

> Hi, there!
> I've searched for this topic and the only thing I got were some
> obscure methods to keep some usb-devices from being occupied by
> pulseaudio...


As already by others, you can disable the device in pavucontrol, but it
has to be done for each user on a multi-user system, and the config does
not survive unpluging of the device.

For a system-wide solution compatible with hot-pluging, you can write an
udev rule that basically tells udev to not notify pulseaudio about the
given device. Example is given here:


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