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Re: PulseAudio info needed



On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 10:55:06AM +0300, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> 2008/11/29, Paulo Cavalcanti <promac gmail com>:
> 
> > > > Actually, I do switch between headphones and speakers all the
> > > > time and I found it pretty useful.
> 
> > > I don't know about your setup, but both my stereo and my laptop
> > > disable the speakers when I plug in the headphones. I don't know
> > > where PulseAudio comes in here.
> 
> > You need two sound cards.
> 
> That's not a prevailing configuration.
> 
It's pretty common. Any set of USB headphones are essentially their own
separate sound card, and PA is great for being able to just plug them in
and switch the sound over. USB headphones are not a rarity, even if you
don't have any.

Ewan 

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