Thursday 11 March 2021

How to fix an issue when Ubuntu does not automatically recognise plugged in headphones

I've been using recently a Bluetooth headphones on my Ubuntu 20.04. But then I noticed that when I'd plug in my wired headphones, I wouldn't get that usual Select Audio Device dialog:

In the Sound Settings, the Output Device would be set to Dummy Output:

Restarting the pulseaudio application is what helped me resolve this issue:

$ pulseaudio --kill && pulseaudio --start

No reboot was required.

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