Phonon does not provide enough info to identify devices
Binary package hint: phonon
I'm running Maverick 10.10, Phonon Configuration Module version 4.5.1, default Phonon Xine backend 0.2.60, and default PulseAudio. I have a Creative SB Audigy ZS card and built-in motherboard VIA 8237 audio.
When I bring up System Settings > Multimedia > Phonon > Device Preference, it lists "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" twice, as does panel > KMix > Select Master Channel. This is insufficient info to distinguish my audio devices.
KDE has to provide more information so I can tell the two devices apart. There's plenty of additional detail available to disintinguish these at every layer of the audio stack, PulseAudio, Alsa, and PCI. For example, `pacmd list-sinks` presents in part:
* index: 0
alsa.card_name = "SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]"
* index: 1
alsa.card_name = "VIA 8237"
Any of this stuff in addition to device.description would distinguish the two audio devices.
Either KDE could notice it's presenting two identical device names and append additional info, thus
Internal Audio Analog Stereo (SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350])
Internal Audio Analog Stereo (VIA 8237)
or it could have a tooltip or properties that provides the extra info.
I say "KDE" here, but I have assigned the bug to Phonon. I think the System Settings code is in phonon_
It may be a PulseAudio or PCI glitch that I have two sound devices with the same name, I filed bug http://
|affects:||phonon (Ubuntu) → pulseaudio (Ubuntu)|
|Changed in pulseaudio:|
|status:||Unknown → New|