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

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Fri Dec 12 09:49:04 EST 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 07:54:51 -0600
The Other <theother1510 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Joe.  Following your suggestion I looked at the 
> Planet CCRMA instructions for installing on top of Fedora Core 8, was 
> able to locate where the Fedora Core 9 and Fedora Core 10 CCRMA 
> repositories were located, and enabled the CCRMA repository for Fedora 
> Core 9.

Glad you found it!

> I'm running it right now after a reboot.  As soon as I did RealPlayer 
> 11 is back to using the motherboard speaker, arrg!  Oh well.

I can't say I've used RealPlayer in years, not sure why it'd be different.
On my studio system, I've disabled onboard sound completely, but I do
have 2 Delta 1010s and have never had an issue with my sound going 
somewhere unexpected.  I'm guessing that you still have PulseAudio
installed, which to me seems to be geared for people who are willing to
give up control of audio routing to a program that believes it knows
how to route audio better than the user.  Seems unnecessary for people
working at a more complex level.

> Any reason you plan to install Fedora Core 9 instead of Fedora Core 
> 10?  

I don't want the blood on the bleeding edge to be mine :)  Fernando's
only recently started to work on 10, so I'll stick with the more well-
tested 9 for now.

> Let me know how your installation goes and how you succeed in 
> disabling PulseAudio.  At this point, I'm ready to leave Planet CCRMA 
> for any Linux distribution that doesn't use PulseAudio.

Seems drastic to me!  People on the Planet CCRMA mailing list seem
to have had little trouble in cutting PulseAudio from the system.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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