[kwlug-disc] pulseaudio

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Mon Oct 19 16:40:05 EDT 2009

Lori Paniak wrote:
> In ubuntu (8.04, 9.10), pulse seems to be at the root of many audio
> problems:  no audio, no mic, audio out the headphones without
> headphones, sound (or not) from VMs...
> I don't know if these are problems with pulse or that the applications
> have not kept up with the new audio framework.  They seem to work better
> with plain ALSA.  

Probably a combination of both.  Ubuntu is very aggressive about jumping
to the next big thing in their point releases (their non LTS releases)
and people riding the Ubuntu update train get all the growing pains.  I
still remember the howling when X switched to the no config file
auto-detect configuration.  The pulseaudio furor seems to be much the same.

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