[LAU] Fedora Core 9, Planet CCRMA, and PulseAudio

The Other theother1510 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 11 08:57:42 EST 2008

Hello All,

Summary:  Is there any tutorial on PulseAudio and Linux Audio so I can 
can learn how to record and playback using a PCI sound card (Audigy2 ZS)?

In October I upgraded from Fedora 6 and Planet CCRMA to Fedora 9.  I 
immediately discovered PulseAudio was now the default sound server. 
Okay.  Still waiting on the CCRMA repositories for Fedora 9.  (Any 
idea when that will come along?  Fedora is now up to version 10.)

I installed everything in the free and nonfree repositories that had 
anything to do with OSS, ALSA, and PulseAudio.  This is because 
PulseAudio insists on using the PC motherboard's speaker for output. 
I have no clue what PulseAudio is trying to use for recording.

I am able to use Audacity to record a RealPlayer audio stream from 
Internet radio (that's very nice, I also upgraded from Dial-up to 
high-speed DSL at the same time.)  But trying to record from the DVD 
drive and Audacity is not working.

Trying to record anything with qjackctl and ardour2 is not working either.

I tried to remove PulseAudio, but that pretty much broke all sound on 
the machine.

Any ideas how to edit a PulseAudio configuration file to remove the 
motherboard sound chip as being seen, or as being selected as the 
default?  If I can't do that, any ideas on how to get PulseAudio to 
default to the Audigy2 ZS?  And any ideas how to get the PulseAudio 
mixer to recognize the Audigy2 ZS directly so I can get back to the 
various capture controls?  Currently the ALSA PulseAudio mixer only 
shows Master playback and a generic Capture control.  Yes, that's only 
2 controls on that mixer.  What frustration I'm feeling.

Thanks All,

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