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[Bug 640328] Re: Input device is not saved


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 443306 ***

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 443306
   everytime i boot i have to select mic as my input device

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  Input device is not saved

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: pulseaudio

  Symptoms: In Sound Preferences -> Input I see "Internal Audio Analog
  Stereo" and "QuickCam Pro 5000 Analog Mono". Only the QuickCam
  captures input from an actual microphone, so I would like to use it,
  and it only. However, every time I reboot Pulseaudio somehow decides
  to use the "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" instead of my selected

  How to reproduce:
  1. Select "QuickCam Pro 5000 Analog Mono" as the device for sound input in the Sound Preferences window.
  2. Reboot and log in again

  What happens: "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" is selected as the
  Pulseaudio sound input device.

  What should happen: "QuickCam Pro 5000 Analog Mono" should still be
  selected as the Pulseaudio sound input device.

  100% reproducible.

  Possible cause: Could it be that Pulseaudio starts before the webcam
  is initialized, so it shifts to "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" as a
  fallback on startup?

  Workaround: Select "QuickCam Pro 5000 Analog Mono" as the device for
  sound input in the Sound Preferences window after every reboot.

  Simple fix: Some way to disable the selection of individual devices,
  so they will not be used.

  Good fix: Save the selected device, and select that if it ever becomes
  available during a GNOME session.

  Better fix: Mix all input sources, and allow the user to disable those
  they don't want to capture from.

  Additional tweak: Monitor all input devices, and if there is a
  "better" input source, suggest to the user to change to it. "Better"
  could for example mean that it captures more input of a moderate
  level, such as 5-95%.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: pulseaudio 1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  vengmark   1879 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   vengmark   1879 F...m pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  vengmark   1879 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC1D0c:   vengmark   1879 F...m pulseaudio
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf9ff8000 irq 22'
     Mixer name	: 'Analog Devices AD1988B'
     Components	: 'HDA:11d4198b,1043829b,00100300'
     Controls      : 49
     Simple ctrls  : 27
   Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x8ce'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x8ce at usb-0000:00:1d.7-2, high speed'
     Mixer name	: 'USB Mixer'
     Components	: 'USB046d:08ce'
     Controls      : 2
     Simple ctrls  : 1
   Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
     Capabilities: cvolume cvolume-joined cswitch cswitch-joined penum
     Capture channels: Mono
     Limits: Capture 0 - 3072
     Mono: Capture 3072 [100%] [30.00dB] [on]
  Date: Thu Sep 16 11:07:20 2010
  SourcePackage: pulseaudio
  dmi.bios.date: 06/19/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 1305
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: P5K-E
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1305:bd06/19/2009:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnP5K-E:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5K-E:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: P5K-E
  dmi.product.version: System Version
  dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

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