[Lubuntu] No pulseaudio explains no local sound on LTSP clients?

UH uhtlmk at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 3 19:07:37 UTC 2012

Did you try with Exaile?

2012/10/3 John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com>

>  I haven't gotten very far into this problem yet, but I have found that
> alsa and pulseaudio serve different functions.  This link --
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/169797/should-both-alsa-and-pulseaudio-be-installed --
> indicates that alsa is a layer closer to the sound card drivers (which I
> read elsewhere are in the Linux kernel), and that pulseaudio is a "sound
> server," which is a layer closer to the sound apps.  So the sound apps talk
> to pulseaudio, which talks to alsa, which talks to the sound card driver.
> Though apparently that is not the only way to get the job done, since some
> apps don't require pulseaudio and deal directly with alsa.
> It occurs to me that this problem may relate to another open thread I have
> posted in this list, with topic: "[Lubuntu] Progress on playing a CD?"  I
> found there that no media player I tested knew how to start playing a CD
> smoothly the way one does in Edubuntu.  There, when one inserts the CD and
> chooses from the popup to play the CD with Rhythmbox, the latter opens up
> and starts playing the CD.  In Lubuntu, neither Audacious, Gnome Mplayer,
> VLC or Rhythmbox does likewise.  Even for the best-performing of them
> (Audacious and VLC), one has to click at least a couple more items in the
> program after it has opened.  And I couldn't get Gnome Mplayer or Rhythmbox
> to do the job at all.
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