[LAU] linux audio: confusing as ever

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 02:50:29 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:02 PM,  <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:

> PA is just another layer
> that attempts, among other things, to make things easier for the user.
> The problem is: if it doesn't work the way it is intended it's even
> more complicated than without PA.

This is not alway true: on my ubuntu system, sound used to work (my
sound card supports hardware mixing), and on intrepid, it does not.
Only solution: killall pulseaudio. Talk about simple.

I would be interested to know about PA thoughts about how Ubuntu
messed up, though, if you happen to have a link,


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