Jaunty Static IP address

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Mon Apr 27 11:33:01 UTC 2009

Lindsay Mathieson said:

> On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 08:57:38 pm Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
>> Well, for some strange reason Kubuntu installs Pulseaudio, although no
>> apps in KDE use it. It has repeatedly killed the sound on my system and
>> it was a real pain to find it back.
> Every KDE app which uses phonon uses it.
> And pulseaudio installs the alsa/oss/jack stubs which route all calls to
> them through pulseaudio.
> So ultimately everything uses pulseaudio.

Lindsay, that's very useful info.

I read the phonon docs on linux.com and the wikipedia article, and both 
present phonon as a conduit to backend audio engines. Since pulse 
provides an engine (according to its wikipedia article; wondered what 
that daemon was doing on my machine) then I'm guessing that phonon simply 
makes calls to pulse, since pulse also provides an API.

Thus, pulse seems like a good choice for KDE with phonon as its local 
API, which looks like an adapter (a type of wrapper) to pulse's API, plus 
the 'Solid' stuff to come.


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