Alright, I just ran the test. When I unplug the hdmi cable connected to the receiver, it switches to s/pdif. I left it for 30s, then plugged it back in, and it correctly switched back.
Put it to sleep, woke it up, and the audio outputs were all messed up again. So it's something that's happening during resume which isn't the same as normal hotplug behaviour. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to pulseaudio in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1888598 Title: pulseaudio has is buggy with hdmi audio and sleep/wake Status in pulseaudio package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: on a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 x64 install, I've noticed some troubling bugs with pulseaudio after putting my system to sleep and then waking it up. these bugs aren't present on a fresh boot, only after resuming from sleep: - it forgets which sound output device it's set to, and always reverse to the motherboard's S/PDIF output. - I have two devices connected to my video card, one is a displayport monitor, and one is a home theater receiver via HDMI. it confuses the two, and randomly switches which device it thinks is capable of surround sound. - it sometimes refuses to switch to the correct audio device, and just resets any choice back to the internal S/PDIF, until the system is rebooted. as you can imagine, this a pretty frustrating state of affairs. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04 Package: pulseaudio 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.4 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-40.44-generic 5.4.44 Uname: Linux 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair nvidia_modeset nvidia ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.4 Architecture: amd64 AudioDevicesInUse: USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/snd/controlC1: tessa 3387 F.... pulseaudio /dev/snd/pcmC1D7p: tessa 3387 F...m pulseaudio /dev/snd/controlC2: tessa 3387 F.... pulseaudio /dev/snd/controlC0: tessa 3387 F.... pulseaudio CasperMD5CheckResult: skip CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Wed Jul 22 18:38:42 2020 InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-07-15 (7 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" - Release amd64 (20200423) SourcePackage: pulseaudio UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) dmi.bios.date: 04/18/2018 dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc. dmi.bios.version: 3503 dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M. dmi.board.name: GRYPHON Z97 dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. dmi.chassis.type: 3 dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M. dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M. dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr3503:bd04/18/2018:svnASUS:pnAllSeries:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnGRYPHONZ97:rvrRev1.xx:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.: dmi.product.family: ASUS MB dmi.product.name: All Series dmi.product.sku: All dmi.product.version: System Version dmi.sys.vendor: ASUS To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/1888598/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp