Making Studio work with more than one DE

Len Ovens len at
Thu May 23 04:17:58 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 3:52 pm, Hartmut Noack wrote:

>>> For what kind of professional audio, graphic, photographers and video
>>> creation tool is pulseaudio useful ;)?
>> Broadcast. It is good for remote content transport as suggested by the
>> EBU. They do not talk about pulseaudio specifically, but the methods
>> they
>> do suggest can at this time only be done that way.
>> Pulseaudio is also good for use with client show and tell... the client
>> comes in and says, "I saw this thing on U tube..." I understand you have
>> had trouble with PA... Not that long ago it did have many problems. But
>> at
>> this time, I would say that a PA->jack bridge is easier to set up and
>> use
>> than ALSA loop backs. Also many of the MP3 players or CD playing SW do
>> not
>> play well with Jack. (I don't know any)
> That is my experience too. Once jack is started and the
> pulse-jack-bridge runs, all audio-trouble is gone. Any sane
> audio-application supports either Jack or PA automatically. And I cannot
> see, that the PA-bridge increases the rate of xruns(as of now I have
> zero of them while experimenting with Guitarix and Qtractor and watching
> YT-videos as well (*videos *with* audio that is...).
> It should be easier to disable PA to a near-removed status though....

Unload module-jackdbus-detect:
pactl unload-module module-jackdbus-detect

PA still takes up memory, but uses almost no cpu without that module.

Len Ovens

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