[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...
james at frantech.ca
Thu Jan 6 17:49:47 CST 2011
On 01/06/2011 12:48 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 03:26:07PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> On 01/06/11 14:56, James C wrote:
>>> lsof is also your friend trying to find who's using /dev/audio. Also
>>> check /dev/dsp. A fair few modern systems don't have either, as they're
>>> OSS and most are moving on from ALSA to PulseAudio already.
>> Uuuhhh ... but PulseAudio is a layer on top of ALSA. (A layer which
>> is being deprecated, I might add, at least in Gentoo, because it's a crock.)
> I don't think that PulseAudio is deprecated in Ubuntu. Anyone know for
> PulseAudio has been (and still is) rough, especially when dealing with
> pro and semi-pro interfaces or multiple interfaces. However, I think
> that something is needed, and PulseAudio seems more capable than what
> came before it (esd, arts, etc).
> My personal problems that involve PulseAudio are:
> - For some reason Input/Output configuration for a bunch of devices was
> dropped (alsa say all inputs/outputs were present, and jack could use
> them, but port audio wouldn't). Solution, drop one or more files in a
> directory and restart pulse audio. Actually, my solution was to sell
> that PCI card and get a USB interface.
> - Sometimes gets "stuck". I only see this on one machine with a rather
> old PCI sound card ( C-Media CM8738 chipset ). I blame pulseaudio
> because restarting just it corrects the issue. The most common
> trigger is flash, but nautilus and mplayer can also trigger it. When
> I used 32bit linux, there was no issue, and when I use a different
> sound device there is no issue.
>  Of course, it just disappears from time to time, but that doesn't
> appear to be pulse audios fault at all.
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Pulseaudio is terrible. I've got a laptop running Fedora 14, and the
first thing I did after installing was rip Pulseaudio out. Flash audio
just sounds garbled, and mplayer fails to even work half the time with
Pulseaudio. But enough ranting about that :p
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