[LAU] Pulseaudio: connecting output to particular jack outputs

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sun Dec 27 22:48:19 CET 2020

On Sun, 27 Dec 2020, Jeanette C. wrote:

> is there a way to tell PulseAudio to connect to two SPECIFIC ports, like:
> system:playback_17 and system:playback_18 instead of the default which is _1 
> and _2 ?

No, but there is a way to tell it not to connect to any ports. As an 
example, set up a jack to pulse bridge:
jack client name: pa-in
number of channels: 4 (default 2)
auto connect: No thank you

pactl load-module module-jack-source client_name=pa-in channels=4 connect=no

Before I do that, I normally do:

pactl unload-module module-jackdbus-detect

So that pulse doesn't do any auto stuff.

jack_connect will connect it to whatever you want

Len Ovens

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