lol. my thoughts exactly.
Originally Posted by KellyClowers
Not really anything new, they just changed 2-3 buttons.
Originally Posted by Kostas
It's sad that Linux distros are full of shit.
Originally Posted by KellyClowers
Yes but Pulse audio interact badly with Jack audio
Mi to, I run pure alsa without a problem and because pulseaudio interact badly with Jack audio server on my Opensuse 13.1.
Originally Posted by ssokolow
No way to run Ardour with an Real Time audio without Jack
We know ALSA is shit, that's why people tried to put a bandaid on it, i.e. PulseAudio. PulseAudio isn't perfect, but ALSA is the real villian.
Originally Posted by JS987
That's not the case. Maintaining ALSA support in an application is one of the most infuriating tasks, ever. It's unfortunate that people still want to use these outdated systems and want people to support them. One of the most crucial components of a system is sound, and I thoroughly do not enjoy messing with it. When I plug it in I want it to work and PulseAudio does that, which is what most end-users want and what every other operating system wants. You've had problems with PulseAudio in the past? So have I. Times chance, distros get better at packaging.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
The ideal solution would be to have someone who is willing to punish themselves long enough (which there seems to be plenty of in this scene) write a pulseaudio wrapper for the people who don't want to run PulseAudio.
Leave. You are part of the problem in this community. You are so selfish you can't even accept that some people don't want to stick a hot iron on their skin (punish themselves) to configure their sound system. You know what PulseAudio does that everything else doesn't? Mix well and work. That's what it's supposed to do, that's what it does. If you're so appalled by wanting something that just works, please, go to something other than this scene. Perhaps the masochist forums?
Originally Posted by rabcor
Last edited by jimbohale; 06-18-2014 at 04:37 PM.
Wow, this hate.
I did had problems with Pulse Audio when it was first introduced into Ubuntu, but now, I don't have any problems with it, although I'm sure it's not perfect.
But all this hate, why?
Actually it seems all the hate is toward ALSA. I don't blame people - if you want to do anything beyond stereo sound without SPDIF or something like phonon, ALSA is pretty much helpless due to how difficult it is to configure. All that being said, I don't think PA is bad, but if you don't HAVE to configure your channels, you're better off not using it in most cases. I very rarely have had a use for PA and I'd rather not install it because only 1 program demands it. I have roughly 20 games that work on linux and none of them require PA. I have another dozen or so programs that have audio and don't require PA. I find it annoying that skype does.
Originally Posted by grenadecx
So still a no-nonsense classic UI without adverts? Good, so it's safe to update, then.
Though the "cloud group chat" is a terrible idea. I don't want my chats to be in the cloud, and I only use one device. There should be an option to turn it off. Then again, even if there was one, there's no guarantee that it would be respected by the program, so I guess there's not much difference :\
So anyway, what's the best/easiest way to sandbox Skype (at the moment)?
Run it under a separate user (it's in Russian but the instructions are easy to follow).
Originally Posted by GreatEmerald
usermod is only required if you have problems with audio/video capture - so, adjust for your system (you might want to add the skype user to the `video` or `v4l` groups).
Last edited by birdie; 06-18-2014 at 05:18 PM.