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FS#27829 - Add hints fields for pulse devices

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andrew Eikum (ColdPie) - Wednesday, 04 January 2012, 21:02 GMT
Last edited by Jan Steffens (heftig) - Wednesday, 04 January 2012, 22:38 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The pulseaudio-alsa package provides /etc/asound.conf which sets the PulseAudio ALSA plugin as the
backend for the "default" device, and creates a new "pulse" device with the same properties. These
devices should both be given hints fields so that they appear in output from snd_device_name_hint().
You can test the output from this function with "aplay -L". Notice that neither the "default" device
nor the "pulse" device appear in that output when this asound.conf is present.

See upstream files for examples:;a=blob;f=pulse/50-pulseaudio.conf;h=dd85dab835168bde84d7b8a3be78fb896ece8ea8;hb=HEAD;a=blob;f=pulse/99-pulseaudio-default.conf.example;h=4f5885806898a76f5a5c9b3ec76b804fe54e2480;hb=HEAD
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Closed by  Jan Steffens (heftig)
Wednesday, 04 January 2012, 22:38 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Jan Steffens (heftig) - Wednesday, 04 January 2012, 22:34 GMT
Thanks, added to trunk. Since this isn't critical, release will probably wait a while until more interesting changes roll in (the next release of the ALSA pulse plugin should feature fallback to another device (e.g. dmix) if pulse isn't running, which requires some changes to asound.conf).