OT: pulse audio

Ralf Madorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Dec 19 14:23:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-12-19 at 06:08 -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Mon, December 19, 2011 1:32 am, Ralf Madorf wrote:
> > Try Jack. I agree that PA is a PITA, anyway, Audacity should work with
> > Jack using ALSA as backend, even if PA is installed.
> While that is true, what happens if I am recording with jack... And a
> skype call comes in. My sound level is probably pretty good already, but
> skype would hit pulse and pulse would change my levels... I would have
> stopped recording to take the call, but the levels even for skype will now
> be wrong and when I finish my call, I have to reset all the levels again.
> I think I will put in a pulse bug report. I don't think it is ever the
> right thing to do for pulse to change level settings unless the user tells
> pulse to do so, or the application asks for it.


In Germany there's a idiom


The correct translation isn't funny. Translated word by word it's

Laying eggs, producing wool and milk sow (pig).

You are right, it should be possible to please you for all this tasks at
the same time, by using one computer, OTOH we are accustomed to use
several tools.

It's something to laugh away. Btw. when I'm recording I often unplug my



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