[conspire] Good page about debugging Linux audio problems
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Tue Oct 18 23:55:48 PDT 2011
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 10:41:17PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):
> > Had a hardware "upgrade" recently. Most of the new
> > sound hardware doesn't do hardware mixing, which
> > means that you have to either (1) carefully configure
> > your applications so that only one tries to open the
> > device at a time, or (2) come down on the "Lennart
> > Poettering is NOT the Antichrist" side of the debate
> > and turn PulseAudio back on.
> > (PulseAudio runs fine on my pretty much stock Debian
> > laptop.)
> Succinctly put.
> I will say on its behalf that, unlike many recent desktop Linux
> innovations, PulseAudio doesn't suffer the Dependency Tree from Hell,
> and it doesn't operate at a _grossly_ inappropriate system level, only a
> slightly inappropriate one (running as a userspace service, whereas
> sound drivers really ought to be in the kernel).
Actually, i do think it has a dependency hell and it's archeteture
is just insane. I couldn't pull it apart to debug it, so I just
scrapped it and used ALSA straight up. And at least in OpenSuse it
won't work without gnome.
The main thing I understnad about it is that it can serve sound from one
desktop to another. Fine. But its not worth the cost. the hell with
it. I'll run an icecast server.
> The downside, as I understand it, was aptly described by this
> Do I really need to buy a Intel Nehalem Core i7 to listen to a
> poor .ogg file? Really? I know, I only have a Sempron 3100+,
> but, damn!! Before Pulseaudio, everything was working so well!
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