Ubuntu pulse-audio into KUbuntu ; jor KUbuntu

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
Mon Sep 6 06:56:44 BST 2010

What's a/some good way, to fairly quickly get the working pulse-audio
system from the Ubuntu 10.04 into a KUbuntu 10.04 system?

Background:  KU's pa install is broken: doesn't work.  But, Ubuntu's

In fact, Ric Moore, Ubuntu+KDE user, specifically took extra steps to
get a system with a working PA in an Ubuntu 10.04 system that uses the
KDE desktop: He installed Ubuntu, & added in KDE.

Note:  merely adding the pulse-audio package into a KUbuntu 10.04 system
brings in a pa system that is broken, doesn't work.

So, given Ric's success, a working KDE system on Ubuntu 10.04 can have
PA working properly,
I'm thinking there is highly likely some fairly easy way to get the
Ubuntu PA stuff into a KUbuntu system.

I'm thinking there is likely somewhere on earth someone who can fairly
easily figure out how to do that.  Probably someone who knows some CS
graph dependency theory, some sort search & prune theory & tools, & who
can figure out how to query the Ubuntu & KUbuntu 10.04 apt package
manager database, & figure out exactly what packages & configurations
are needed, & a procedure to get them there/installed.

Do a diff on 2 working systems, or on just the package dependency graph,
& determine what the relevant differences & necessities are.

Point: I have a working KUbuntu system, with so much configuration &
extra sw added to it that it would be an immense job to do a fresh
Ubuntu install, add KDE, (to get PA working), & have to add in all the
other stuff I've added & configured.

Background: this is currently motivated by the fact that my Skype
install fails the voice loopback, by returning voice grossly lowered in
pitch, but at the proper rate.  [In Audacity, I can record & play back
my voice fine, so the problem is Skype related, & pulse-audio might
provide a better setup for Skype to work from.]  IIRC, I'm 50% sure,
some months ago Skype did loopback my voice properly.  &, I have a vague
recollection that pulse audio somehow might have helped, or could help,
get this skype problem fixed.

I'm thinking that perhaps, for a working KDE in Ubuntu system, at worst
I might have to apt _UN_install some/all of the KDE stuff, then install
the pulse audio stuff, & then reinstall the KDE stuff.

Anyone know the answer, or see this as an interesting challenge, & can
figure out a way to get pulse-audio working on an already installed
KUbuntu 10.04 system?

Thanks :)

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