[PlanetCCRMA] Something's forcing HDMI as default ALSA device

Donald Steven t6sn7gt at aim.com
Sat Aug 16 14:45:00 PDT 2014


I suggest you just blacklist it (in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf). 
For example:

blacklist snd-hda-intel
blacklist snd-hda-codecs

On 08/16/2014 05:06 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Hi,
> Something about the Linux kernel appears to me to have changed sometime
> after kernel-3.13.10. I'm not certain just exactly when, but all the
> kernels Fedora has released since 3.13.10 force the HDMI device as the
> default ALSA audio device.
> 3.13.10 is the last kernel release where my carefully constructed ALSA
> audio device ordering identifiers, in /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf,  work as
> expected.
> Any kernel beyond puts the onboard hdmi device as the default ALSA
> device, which is simply untenable in my setup. For me it's not even that
> I have nothing hanging off my HDMI port, I need the default device for
> the Speakup screen reader, and I can't affect that on the Speakup side,
> regretably. So, in effect,the system becomes unusable.
> I note the CCRMA kernels for Fedora 20 are now also well behind current
> Fedora releases and wonder if what I'm seeing is just one part of a
> number of changes relating to audio.
> Anyone know anything about this? Is there possibly a bug here that
> should be tagged sooner rather than later? This is a 3-month old issue
> now.
> tia
> Janina

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