pulse audio can't split rear and front jack output
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however I would like to split the back audio panel and my front audio panel(like skype,TS3,etc is front panel, while music, game audio, system audio is through the back panel), however I am not sure how to do that. Basically I want to turn my single physical card into two virtual cards.(kinda how windows sees my front panel as a different output than my back panel)
i think, i have the same problem as described by the creator of this thread.
i am unable to split the damn signal to create 2 sinks.
the first for speaker output only (connected to the rear panel) and
the second for my headphone only (connected to the front panel).
actually this is the first time, i am having a problem with the sound system (alsa/pulse) on my computer.
so far every minor issue that occurred with the sound output was quite easy to solve.
this one seems a little bit more tricky, than i expected.
it seems, that you have some kind of idea, how i can fix that problem.
after all you are a "guru", so please help me out, dude.
i tried around with some different configurations -> no sound, splitting not working, daemon failing
by the way, english is not my mother tongue, so please be patient, if i may not understand everything in the first place and have to ask for an explanation.
i am not really sure, what you mean by that, but here is a link to my board: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
Originally Posted by aus9
your PA config is based on what link?
i am not really sure, what you mean by that either.
do you want me to post the default configuration file for pulse audio on arch linux?
changes concerning the "splitting issue" take place in a separate file, which i include (so i don't mess up "/etc/pulse/default.pa"
# Split front/rear to separate sinks
# Connect headset to front panel and speakers to rear panel.
# Sound card name from 'pacmd list-sinks'
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=Speaker sink_properties=device.description=Speaker remix=no master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo channels=2 master_channel_map=rear-left,rear-right channel_map=front-left,front-right
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=Headset sink_properties=device.description=Headset remix=no master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo channels=2 master_channel_map=front-left,front-right channel_map=front-left,front-right
#load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=Speaker sink_properties=device.description=Speaker remix=no master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-surround-40 channels=4 master_channel_map=rear-left,rear-right channel_map=front-left,front-right
#load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=Headset sink_properties=device.description=Headset remix=no master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-surround-40 channels=4 master_channel_map=front-left,front-right channel_map=front-left,front-right
i basically copied the code lines from arch wiki.
Originally Posted by aus9
also in pavucontrol, you are better off making ensure you have not chosen 2ch but the surround sound setting
---if you have only 2 channel setting the sound server can't do its job......I assume you know this?
you can see, that i already "played around" with some settings. 4ch instead of 2ch, surround sound instead of stereo, in different combinations as well. as mentioned above, it is not behaving in the way, i want it to. or there is no sound, splitting is not working, daemon is failing ... i even changed the jack for my speakers at the rear panel, because of confusion. no results either.
i was confused by the problem, before i found this thread.
now i am even more confused, but at least you might be able to help me aus9.
if you need any further information, please tell me and i'll post or pastebin it for you, whatever you want.
sorry for the novel as well as any language mistakes.