I'm having this small issue with Loki on an Asus E402S laptop:

the internal soundcard works fine and also do the headphones if I manually choose them as an output with pavucontrol, but when I plug or unplug the headphones jack it doesn't automatically switch between headphones and laptop speaker.

Any advice for this? Thank you!

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I was able to have elementary OS auto switch to my bluetooth headphones by loading a extra module:

Add the following line to: /etc/pulse/default.pa

load-module module-switch-on-connect


Maybe there is a similar trick for regular headphones?


I'm not sure, but I think that it's like that by default in elementary.

Whenever, I connect my bluetooth speakers or headphones, I have to change output in sound settings.

  • I also think sound is managed in this way by default. I assume this is a purposeful design. I find it to be a non issue and it is the same way in my Windows machine.
    – Eosdude
    Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 20:02

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