[arch-general] Muting internal speakers

P .NIKOLIC p.nikolic1 at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 15 06:14:37 EDT 2012

On Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:04:30 +0200
Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:

> Am Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:17:45 +0300
> schrieb Chris Sakalis <chrissakalis at gmail.com>:
> > Hello,
> > pulseaudio[1] has that functionality. You should check it out. On
> > KDE , Kmix supports pulseaudio and I am pretty sure it support auto
> > switching too.
> PulseAudio is more or less crap. It still doesn't support
> (semi-)professional audio cards.
> If you don't really need it's super-duper extra functions like
> gaplessly moving a stream from one sound card to another you better
> don't bother with PA. It rather makes things worse than better.
> I don't have a solution for the original question, because I don't use
> two sound cards at the same time, but there are other and better ways
> to disable the internal notebook speakers.
> Usually you can choose in every application which sound card to be
> used (sometimes in it's config files). I guess there are software
> mixers for every desktop environment which let you choose the sound
> card, which shall be used.
> Btw., isn't there a button on the notebook which can mute those
> speakers?
> Heiko

Talk about serious sour grapes  ..

I have 2 sound cards one internal  and a USB one with PA gives me a lot
less bother than ALSA did ..


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