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Title: Selected Sound Output Device Not Persisting Between Reboots in gnome-control-center
ID: /2019/10/22/Selected-Sound-Output-Device-Not-Persisting-Between-Reboots-in-gnome-control-center
Created: October 22, 2019
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I have had the bug report suggestions setup this way for along time as sound is always routed to TV and I don’t want it to switch to tinny laptop speakers.

Use sudo -H gedit /etc/pulse/ and find the lines:

load-module module-switch-on-port-available
load-module module-switch-on-connect

Change them to:

#load-module module-switch-on-port-available
#load-module module-switch-on-connect

Save the file and use: pulseaudio -k

Note 1: It’s been reported that plain sudo now performs like sudo -H in 19.04 but caution dictates using later method.

Note 2: Earlier versions of Ubuntu will only have the first configuration line.

⇧ Windows option just reloads grub bootloader after updating to Ubuntu 19.10 Why combine commands on a single line in a Bash script?  β‡©