Wrong audio output device selected on Raspberry Pi Desktop

Bug #1899962 reported by Dave Jones
This bug affects 4 people
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pulseaudio (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On each boot, an incorrect audio output device is selected, at least when HDMI audio output is in use (still need to test the TV/aux output; will update the bug when done).

Specifically, the settings application lists "Multichannel Output - Built-in Audio" as the selected output device. However, for audio to play through the connected HDMI device, "Analog Output - Built-in Audio" must be selected instead. Unfortunately, this setting will be lost on subsequent boots. A workaround is to remove the following lines from /etc/pulse/default.pa:

    ### Use hot-plugged devices like Bluetooth or USB automatically (LP: #1702794)
    .ifexists module-switch-on-connect.so
    load-module module-switch-on-connect

However, removal of these lines will (as the comment suggests) result in hot-plugged USB devices *not* being automatically selected.

tags: added: groovy raspi
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: hirsute rls-ii-incoming
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for the report§. Is the issue specific to hdmi connections? Is that different from already reported hdmi related problem like bug #1924903 ?

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

See also bug 1877194.

tags: removed: groovy
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for pulseaudio (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Dave Jones (waveform) wrote :

Looks like this fell off my radar, but looking at vanvugt's comment this is indeed a duplicate of bug 1877194 (and still occurs in Jammy). I'll mark it as such

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