Bug#664653: Bug#660111: Bug#664653 pulseaudio: pa can't handle multiple HDMI devices -- chooses wrong default

Andres Cimmarusti acimmarusti at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 00:18:16 UTC 2012

> Do we still need to make kernel changes for wheezy, or does the new PA
> together with the current kernel package (version 3.2.19-1) avoid this
> problem?

PA 2.0 can handle all the HDMI outputs advertised by the kernel, but
one has to try all of them using pavucontrol to find the "correct"
With kernel's 3.3 jack detection, this is done automatically.

Personally I think PA 2.0 is sufficient, since the user can select the
right HDMI output, but automatic detection is definitely better for
ease of use. Since the Ubuntu team has already done the backport,
perhaps this won't be too hard?

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