Unacceptable delay in pulseaudio continues in Lucid

Bill Cox waywardgeek at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 12:45:06 GMT 2009

When pulseaudio is enabled, all sound is delayed on the order of 1/2
seconds, which makes Orca a nightmare to use for blind users.  It's
completely unacceptable for a main machine.  When pulseaudio is
disabled, speech performance is great.  I filed a bug about this in


However, there's no progress on this issue so far.  My question is:

Are we going to be able to fix the unacceptable delay in pulseaudio
before Lucid releases in April, or should blind/VI users instead focus
on finding workarounds for all the bugs that now exist when pulseaudio
is disabled?  I know the "right" answer is to fix pulseaudio.  What
I'm looking for is the practical solution that will actually exist in
April.  If anyone knows how to begin tracking down the pulseaudio
delay problem, let me know and I'll take a look.  For now, I have no


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