pulseaudio: set default device from command line

01 Sep 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)

So here we go, the list of useful commands for pulseaudio:

To list the possible devices (or sinks as they call it)

pacmd list-sinks

To set the default output device to use by pulseaudio

pacmd set-default-sink {SINKNAME}

To set the default input device to use by pulseaudio

pacmd set-default-source {SOURCENAME}

To set the index volume

pacmd set-sink-volume

To set the volume level (0 = Mute, 65536 = 100%)

pacmd set-source-volume index {volume}


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