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Re: pulseaudio related problems....

previously on this list John Paul Adrian Glaubitz contributed:

> The problem is that many people who complain about PulseAudio issues
> are often prejudiced about it in the first place such that they aren't
> actually interested in having the problem fixed but rather just want
> to get rid of it and uninstall it. Trying to debug the problem in such
> cases is very difficult.
> > And to the extent that Debian users are unhappy with pulseaudio as a
> > default, it's because others have been trying to blame the user for the
> > problems instead of constructively engaging to *fix* pulseaudio.  
> I think the reservations are mutual. If your attention as a user is
> "I'm too lazy to take a second to look into how PulseAudio actually
> works and what box I have to check.", you can't expect us on the
> other side to be happy to help as well.

What's that phrase about assumption again? ;-)

I'm sure Salvo has, but it is worth checking the PCM in the mixer as
it kept being set occasionally to 0 for me on multiple mythbuntu boxes.

Though if you don't need the features and don't have the time to set up
jackd then why not remove. I assume pulseaudio as the default has some
ease of use advantage or feature though as I know jackd is better for
pro audio.

It hasn't happened since I removed pulseaudio but I did that because it
wanted polkit or dbus system-services and without polkit permissions or
dbus system-services enabled sound didn't work anyway. I was rather glad
when I found adding myself to the audio group meant I got Alsa audio
back. Not sure why the audio group was empty by default, surely it
should fall back to Alsa?


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

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