/offtopic: and this http://4front-tech.com/hannublog/?p=36 sounds good
@Michael: do make that post EDIT time limit bigger than 1 minute pleasa
I read somewhere that OSSv4 does not support suspend-to-ram (sleep) - is this true?
Originally Posted by Licaon
It's true. Suspend doesn't work with OSS4. One has to close all applications that use it and do a "soundoff" before suspending.
Thanks, I just read that Licaon's link which suggests proper power management as one of the goals for OSSv5. Pretty nasty as it is, OSSv4 cannot really replace ALSA+Pulse without proper suspend, at least not in the general case. I guess it could work for some people, but I'd be really pissed if my laptop couldn't go to sleep!
No, wait, Nvidia managed to break suspend pretty well here. And, ugh, it sucks. Whoever says that fast boots aren't necessary is an idiot!
And I think I'm ranting again, logging off.
Personally, I could continue living with this issue if it means I can keep having acceptable audio latencies, non-skippy audio and a "dmix" (vmix in OSS4) that actually works. But in the end, as I see it, only a two things can help:
* Someone fixes ALSA (unlikely)
* Someone fixes OSS4 (unlikely)
* Someone kills ALSA so development shifts to OSS4 (unlikely)
So I guess Linux audio is still screwed for years to come :P
Note that fixing PulseAudio doesn't help; it uses either ALSA or OSS under the hood, and it's those that are broken (with ALSA being more broken when I judge it using my own priorities.)
Tags for this Thread