I have periodic problems when web browser for some reason selects this "Monitor of Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo" input source as input. E.g. today it happened with unholy combination of microsoft teams and firefox.
How can I delete this device (sink? source?) forever? I get no benefit from its existence.
I don't know why msteams did pick up this source. Might be because one tab temporarily was "holding" the proper audio source (microphone)
Anyway, I want to make it gone. My logic is simple, if it's impossible to select "Monitor of Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo" in firefox, then I'll never have this problem. I guess I can configure firefox to ignore it, but could there be a pulseaudio solution?
I'm running xubuntu 20.04. In
pactl list the device looks like this
Source #0 State: IDLE Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_05_00.6.analog-stereo.monitor Description: Monitor of Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo Driver: module-alsa-card.c Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz Channel Map: front-left,front-right Owner Module: 8 Mute: no Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB, front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB balance 0.00 Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB Monitor of Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_05_00.6.analog-stereo Latency: 0 usec, configured 1999818 usec Flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY Properties: device.description = "Monitor of Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo" device.class = "monitor" alsa.card = "1" alsa.card_name = "HD-Audio Generic" alsa.long_card_name = "HD-Audio Generic at 0xd04c0000 irq 84" alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel" device.bus_path = "pci-0000:05:00.6" sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:05:00.6/sound/card1" device.bus = "pci" device.vendor.id = "1022" device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]" device.product.id = "15e3" device.product.name = "Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller" device.string = "1" module-udev-detect.discovered = "1" device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci" Formats: pcm
Please don't tell me to set "Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo" to output only. Because, even if this helps with removing "Monitor of ..." sound source, I will lose access to my microphone.