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  • blackshard
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    Originally posted by Melcar View Post
    Did you configure the daemon.conf in /etc/pulse? That alone resolves nearly all issues I always have with PA on my machines. Installing the extra PA controls (I don't know why nobody includes them) also helps in certain situations.
    Well no, I did not try to tweak daemon.conf. At the moment I'm living happy with plain ALSA, erverything work as it should and cpu overhead is acceptably low. Maybe next time I'll give it a chance, but I can't say I like a software that works so bad out-of-the-box.

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  • cruiseoveride
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    Every time a new PulseAudio version arrives, a little bunny dies
    Please people. Think about the wee bunnies.

    You can save a bunny by simply not supporting any unnecessary abstraction layers that clutter our systems.

    Save a Bunny today!

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  • val-gaav
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    Originally posted by misiu_mp View Post
    What distro are you using? Did you have to remove pulse? Was it a hassle?
    kubuntu , I didn't remove it it was never part of default install

    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    I really doubt you are using ALSA directly. More likely, you are using an obsolete sound daemon like ESD, which provides about 1/10 the functionality of Pulse and has worse quality to boot.
    Not really it's ALSA so says Smplayer and other apps where you can select the frontend. Some KDE internal apps may use phonon but that is a bit different multimedia/audio layer then Pulseaudio.

    BTW even in old KDE 3.5 I disabled obsolete arts to free up some memory and just used alsa directly with apps.
    Last edited by val-gaav; 11 November 2009, 06:11 PM.

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  • Melcar
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    Originally posted by AHSauge View Post
    What exact problems are you running into? I'm daily using one machine with an Audigy 2 ZS, and I can't really say I'm experiencing any problems with it and PulseAudio. Haven't done anything to make it work either. In fact it works out of the box in at least Fedora.

    That's my main card as well. Only problem I had was PA defaulting to 2ch sound, but that is easily resolved by editing PA's daemon.conf file.

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  • AHSauge
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    Originally posted by enteon View Post
    Ok, thank you. So what can I do about it except changing the sound chip? Because in fact I have an Audigy 2 ZS (emu10k1 or something).
    What exact problems are you running into? I'm daily using one machine with an Audigy 2 ZS, and I can't really say I'm experiencing any problems with it and PulseAudio. Haven't done anything to make it work either. In fact it works out of the box in at least Fedora.

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  • Melcar
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    Did you configure the daemon.conf in /etc/pulse? That alone resolves nearly all issues I always have with PA on my machines. Installing the extra PA controls (I don't know why nobody includes them) also helps in certain situations.

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  • blackshard
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    Originally posted by ssam View Post
    i'd love to see some real stats on this. it works fine all all my machines. i am sure it works well for the people releasing distros (nobody likes to release code they no is broken).

    maybe it does work for 99% of machines. if so then for each million linux users they would be 10,000 grumpy ones complaining.
    It has issues on almost all the machines I tested it.
    Tried OpenSUSE on the laptop (HDT HD codec: no audio
    Tried OpenSUSE on the desktop (SBLive 1024): no audio
    Tried Fedora 10 and 11 on the laptop: audio working bad (jittering, cracking and popping), then applications get locked. Not to mention the high cpu usage and freezing all the applications that try to use pure ALSA.

    As I said previously, I removed the executable (because you can't uninstall: it will take away three thousands other packages...) and then everything automagically started to work as expected. I can't say I had a good experience with pulseaudio.

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  • Melcar
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    I like PA. It actually resolved a lot of issues I was having. However, it does tax resources; my poor laptop sounds like crap when I use it. On a desktop it's wonderful though.

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  • wswartzendruber
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    Why is it that people gripe and complain every time something functional comes around? I'm also talking about DBus and HAL. PulseAudio is a brilliant system that needs maturing. It complements ALSA.

    What I can't stand, though, is them saying that PulseAudio should run per-user. That seems retarded.

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  • misiu_mp
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    To be honest most problems caused by pulse-audio on my setup seem to have been solved quite recently. It actually starts to be useful now.
    I do hope it will be eventually repaired.

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