Hardy and Alsa

Willie Walker William.Walker at Sun.COM
Sun May 18 12:27:05 BST 2008

I've updated the Orca WIKI to include a note for Ubuntu Hardy users.


On May 17, 2008, at 11:58 PM, Deborah Norling wrote:

> Thanks Kenny for the heads up on PulseAudio! I clearly broke my system 
> by
> making those changes from the FAQ. I'd edit the FAQ if I knew more. 
> Maybe
> someone who does, should.
> So with PulseAudio, am I supposed to be able to get multiple sound 
> channels
> -- like listening to internet radio and software speech 
> simultaneously? I
> know I have a multi-channel sound card on this machine. Which media 
> players
> are compatible with this new-fangled thing?
> Several years ago, Alsa replaced Oss, and I never completely 
> understood why.
> I did understand for some apps you had to run Oss emulation.
> Is Pulse-Audio now a new replacement for Alsa? So where is there user 
> level
> documentation on PulseAudio? What makes it better? Do I now have to 
> find
> Alsa emulation for PulseAudio?
> What else does this break? Would voxin or ttsynth for example still 
> work?
> Any pointers to reading material would be appreciated.
> I have this love-hate relationship with Linux, and I think the thing I 
> hate
> the most is the abundance of out-of-date and downright dangerous
> documentation. Not to mention the general lack of clear docs. I keep 
> vowing
> to write some, but I always seem to be behind, and by the time I 
> understand
> something thoroughly enough to document it, the thing I understand is
> depricated.
> I think I'm going to wear a t-shirt that says:
> 	Everything I know is now depricated!
> --Debee
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