Disabling pulseaudio

Jarno Suni jarno.ilari.suni at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 20:14:18 UTC 2013

2013/7/28 Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net>

> On Sun, July 28, 2013 2:32 am, Jarno Suni wrote:
> > When not using Pulseaudio, muting e.g. Master track by alsamixer or a
> > audio
> > mixer plugin for Xfce does not mute several tracks, which is good.
> There are some internal cards where muting the headphones, also mutes
> master and the internal speakers... in fact it seems to me muting any one
> of the three mutes all three (Intel HDA). Unfortunately, unmuting only
> unmutes the one channel... which generally means the master is left muted
> when unmuting the the speakers. This is just testing with alsamixer in a
> terminal. The xfcealsamixer does not show mutes, but rather mutes any
> channel when the slider is moved to the lowest level... so if the user
> sets the speaker level to 0 and then raises it there is no sound till they
> go and adjust the master as well. I would call that broken.

I tried to explain that if you do not run PulseAudio, alsamixer and
xfce4-mixer plugin work as expected. I have tested it by Intel HDA. As for
the xfce mixer, there is more about the issue here:

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