Things I have seen on Kubuntu we should have.

ttoine ttoine at
Mon Jun 3 10:12:18 UTC 2013

Antoine THOMAS
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2013/6/1 Len Ovens <len at>

> I have been running Kubuntu with Studio menus and metas off and on for a
> week. There are two things I have noticed (so far) that they have and we
> don't.
> 1) The KDE sound service seems to be a mix of pulseaudio and some sort of
> monitor service. As soon as Jackdbus starts, a notification pops up that
> tells me this service has automatically switched my default audio device
> to the jack bridge. Nice, probably doable in xfce or as a separate daemon
> or script triggered by dbus when jack-sink/source is loaded.
> 2) Kubuntu's version of Grub actually puts "Kubuntu" as the name of this
> partition in the Grub menu. Unfortunately, The change is not seen by other
> partitions reinstalling grub for a new kernel. It would be nice to
> know/understand more about the grub configuration files than I do now. :)
> Further, I feel that for the case where the audio meta is loaded onto an
> already installed DE, and then the low latency kernel is installed, the
> installer/user should be asked if that kernel should be default and then
> the grub config set up to keep it that way even when a new generic kernel
> gets installed. Right now, even after installing a fresh lowlatency
> kernel, grub will still choose the generic kernel as default if it has a
> higher version number.
> As a side note, KDE does not affect audio that I can tell. I can still do
> low latency work with no xruns the same as with xfce. I have not turned
> off any of the extra video features of the desktop or in any other way
> tried to make KDE a less "resource hungry" DE. To add to that, there are
> some programs that will not run for me on Studio, that will run on KDE.

Some examples ?

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