I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities.

Looking in the output of pacmd list-sinks gives me an idea that such priority is already there:

index: 1
    priority: 9049

But I can't find any way to change this priority from command-line. By the way in KDE I can rearrange the sinks using GUI, but I don't know if the order is related to sink's priority.

How to permanently change the sink priority via command-line or via GUI in GNOME 3.x?


to prefer usb sound card I use load-module module-switch-on-connect.
Learned here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/113704/make-pulseaudio-prefer-external-audio-device

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