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Re: Is KDE sound daemon causing audio problems?

2009/11/5 Nate Bargmann <n0nb@n0nb.us>:
> * Xavier Vello <xavier.vello@gmail.com> [2009 Nov 05 09:58 -0600]:
>> > I see no specific mention of ALSA in the system settings menu.  I
>> > noticed that my prefered sound card wasn't at the top of the output and
>> > input lists so I changed that.  In the Backend tab I only have Xine and
>> > Aptitude shows only gstreamer as an option.  Where else might I be able
>> > to ensure ALSA and not OSS is the prefered audio device?
>> The tooltip on the devices explains what sound system it uses :
>> http://alioth.debian.org/~wdgt-guest/pub/phonon_alsa.png
> My tooltips match yours exactly.
>> In fact, phonon uses xine for it's audio/video codecs. The output is
>> controlled by phonon itself (with the "device preferences" tab).
> Is there a consequence to not having Pulse audio nor Jack installed,
> which I don't?


Pulse: your sound might work without it. With it, good luck.

Jack: not really. Jack is a low latency sound server used mostly for
audio production. Most users won't need it, although generally having
it installed has no side effects.


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