[LAU] PulseAudio and Alsa

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Sun Aug 31 15:31:30 EDT 2008

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Stephen Doonan schrieb:

> How are users responding to the development of PulseAudio and its 
> inclusion in Linux distribution installations? Remove it afterward and 
> revert to pure ALSA, disabling Gnome and KDE specific soundservers? 

KDE's Phonon has a config-tool that allows to set Phonon to use Xine and
 Xine can be compiled to support JACK so with KDE4 no trouble by design.
PA is most different: neither in UBUNTU nor in Fedora I found a way to
configure it as needed.

> Learning to live with PulseAudio and how to make it work well with 
> Ardour, Jamin, Rosegarden, Muse, Qtractor, Qjackctl, etc.? :-)

I think, on could live with PA and JACK side by side - it would be nice
to have a Desktop-Soundserver working OK with JACK but JACK is the
priority and if something causing trouble and does not provide an easy
way to fix it, I remove it.

I do not see a faint trace of a reason to avoid giving the user a tool
to configure a soundserver and I do not have the nerve/time to find out
how to trick PA to use JACK and to keep off from ALSA. If PA tries to
make my life with Desktop-audio easier it failed completely.

best regs

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