Bug 92679 - Pulseaudio shows Line Out (unplugged) when headphones are plugged in.
Summary: Pulseaudio shows Line Out (unplugged) when headphones are plugged in.
Alias: None
Product: PulseAudio
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pavucontrol (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: pulseaudio-bugs
QA Contact: pulseaudio-bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-26 15:42 UTC by Chan Ju Ping
Modified: 2018-07-30 09:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Chan Ju Ping 2015-10-26 15:42:42 UTC
I am filing this bug upstream as requested from https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950204

My desktop has headphone and microphone jacks on the side panel, and an array of audio jacks on the back panel. In this case, I have two audio out cables plugged into them, one from the back panel (called Line Out in pavucontrol) and one from the side panel (called Headphones in pavucontrol).

To enable toggling in between the audio sources, I disabled auto-mute in alsamixer within the terminal.

This means I am able to select whether to use my speaker or my headphones as the primary audio output.

However, when the side panel jack is used, pavucontrol shows "Line Out (unplugged)" and "Headphones (plugged in)" despite both devices being plugged in at the same time. The strange thing is, I am still able to toggle in between the two different audio outputs without issue.
Comment 1 Raymond 2015-10-27 00:38:07 UTC
pulseaudio based on the value of the headphone jack kctl to mute the liner out, if your headphone and. lineout are always plugged 

you need to disable jack detection using hint


pulseaudio does not support. multistreaming 

Comment 3 Chan Ju Ping 2015-10-28 11:05:49 UTC
Thanks for responding. Where exactly do I toggle the option jack_detect=false
Comment 5 GitLab Migration User 2018-07-30 09:31:07 UTC
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