Pulseaudio on Maverick 10.10

Jonathan Thomas echidnaman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 13:12:32 BST 2010

On Thursday 14 OctoberCORTO 2010 01:18:53 am Craig Brashear wrote:
>  Hi All,
>  I had a not so pleasant experience with pulseaudio in the new distro.
>  #1 There is a blacklist in the /lib directory that blacklists out my driver module (hda intel) NoALSA.conf.
>  #2 You cannot simply remove pulseaudio, doing so breaks kmix because there is a dependency issue.

A reboot of the computer solved my KMix issues after I personally removed PulseAudio. There isn't a permanent issue preventing a "sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio" and a reboot working, at any rate.

>  #3 I got mine to work sort of! by commenting out my card from the blacklist, and running alsamixer as root to set it up.
>  #4 You can also get it working by installing most of the pulseadio packages (which installs most of the audio stuff from GNOME)
>        and the ALSA source package, which will let you use alsaconf to set your default sound card,
>        then using the padevchooser and pavucontrol to set up the card with most of the channels working
>        (they still did not show up in kmix).
>  IMHO the switch to pulseaudio in KDE (KUbuntu) is not quite "ready for prime time" yet. Most users will get irritated to say the least if their sound card is not working properly.

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