In other DEs I am able to select between three different sound output media:

  • Headphones jack

  • Internal speakers

  • HDMI port

In i3 the sound output shifts automatically between headphones and internal speakers whenever the headphones jack is plugged or unplugged. But how can the sound output be directed to the HDMI port?

  • Maybe this can help you: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/62818/… - After probing what is your HDMI output with pacmd list-cards, it is just a matter of creating a binding inside your i3/config file :) . I can't create a complete answer to you since i don't know what is your monitor, your HDMI gpu+sound card, and all those setup specifics that could change your card name and thus, change the command line that will force output to your hdmi. – user34720 Feb 5 at 18:18

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