is it pulseaudio vs jack?

David Nadasi macrophone at
Wed Jan 30 13:18:04 GMT 2008

Have a look on this schema:

According to this, I think you should use jackd instead of pulseaudio when
you need realtime, low latency, etc...

Jack and pulseaudio are on the same software "layer". I mean just after alsa
and the kernel.

Hope this helps.

2008/1/30, '2+ <electriclightheads at>:
> installed UbuntuHardyAlpha3 from an alternative iso as mostly CUI system
> cuz i wanted to apt-get yatm & awesome
> and at the homepage found this said about pulseaudio
> "Alpha 3 includes PulseAudio enabled by default."
> am reading
> but at this moment doing nothing pulse oriented
> still using the machine in a jack oriented way
> the site says almost nothing about the relation with jack
> and one of my friend says it might work like in a
> jack >> alsa >> pulseaudio way
> is this true?
> should i be prepared for pulseaudio?
> quit using jack?
> but my favorite app SuperCollider & ChucK might be compiled to use jack
> and i didn't install Gnome but xserver-xorg & awesome
> then pulseaudio isn't there?
> how should i test if pulse is setup properly?
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