Why Linux is not (yet) ready for the desktop

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue May 19 01:00:43 BST 2009

>>     Well, I must be spectacularly lucky; 
> I must also be lucky as I have had no problems with sound except for 
> a few minor glitches with Kubuntu the last few years.  Much less than 
> the other OS's I have tried.

Running Intrepid here and as far as sound goes, pulseaudio is fine under 
KDE except for the occasional 'killall -9 pulseaudio' and 
'/usr/sbin/pulseaudio -D' when it fails.

Mind you, I have not seemed to have got my microphone working yet...

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