Re: Sound Problems (Sound is Often Gone)
Hal Vaughan wrote:
On Monday 14 July 2008, Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Sun,13.Jul.08, 18:29:25, Hal Vaughan wrote:
I'm using Kubuntu, but not the latest version, the one before it
(Gutsy, I think) and KDE 3.5.8 and have been using OSS.
Should we assume alsa doesn't work on your machine?
I may be behind the times, but I thought that OSS was superseding Alsa.
Am I wrong? I've never really done anything with sound before and
haven't really kept track of it. Would I be better off installing
Alsa? I'm not wedded to using OSS and have no problem switching to
something that would work better.
My understanding was:
Hardware <----> ALSA <--> OSS <--> Apps
Which was replaced on gnome with something like
Hardware <----> ALSA <--> ESD & Gstreamer <--> Apps
Which is now being replaced by
Hardware <----> ALSA <--> Pulse Audio <--> Gstreamer & Apps
I'm not sure how helpful and accurate that is. KDE, AFAIK, doesn't look anything
like this after the ALSA part.
Did you walk through the Complete Sound Troubleshooting Guide on the UbuntuForums?
I know that under Hardy Heron they half-deployed pulse audio, the main pieces
are there but apps to control the pulse sound server aren't installed by default
(LTS = Long Troubles with Sound).
I've never used KDE, but a quick google search leads me to believe nothing of my
experience with gnome, ubuntu or debian can be directly applied.