KDE doesn't prompt whether headphones or a headset is plugged in

Bug #1887807 reported by Egbert van der Wal on 2020-07-16
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kdebase (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As a follow-up from: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/1876056

I have a Dell XPS 7590 with a combined headset jack. As I understood from the previous ticket 1876056, when on Ubuntu you plug in something, it will prompt you what you plugged in: either a headset or headphones. Kubuntu doesn't do this. This means that it will never automatically switch to the headset microphone when I plug it in, even though I never ever use headphones on this laptop.

So it would be great if Kubuntu would prompt me what I plugged in and allow me to either select every time or select the default option when I plug something in.

For now I'm working around this by adding

[Jack Headphone Mic]
state.plugged = no
state.unplugged = unknown

[Jack Headset Mic]
state.plugged = no
state.unplugged = unknown

to /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-input-internal-mic.conf but after each update of pulseaudio this file gets reverted. And it's not really user friendly.

I'm really not sure against what package I should report this - please correct me if this should be more specific (e.g. phonon or kde multimedia). I wouldn't know which part this would be.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The desktop integration is not up to pulseaudio, reassigning to KDE

affects: pulseaudio (Ubuntu) → kdebase (Ubuntu)
Egbert van der Wal (eggie) wrote :

Thanks @seb128 - I was convinced I assigned it to kubuntu-desktop instead of pulseaudio, but apparently somehow I failed doing that. My apologies.

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