[LAU] How to prevent applications from changing my mic level?

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed May 6 17:42:41 CEST 2020

On Wed, 6 May 2020, Jacek Konieczny wrote:

> I guess it might be possible to stop PA from using ALSA mixer controls 
> even without unloading ALSA support all together.

I am sure it is. In my case I have other reasons for making sure Pulse has 
no access to ALSA. I have found that pulse will try to use any alsa device 
it can find for sync and that this causes xruns when pulse is bridged to 
jack as well as trouble when putting jack into freewheel. The pulse-jack 
bridge is not properly buffered and works best if jack is the only 
"device" pulse can see.

Len Ovens

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