FYI -- Just to let you know of potential sound problems

Susan Cragin susancragin at
Wed Aug 19 23:52:57 BST 2009

I don't know if this would help, but a ways back I was reading about how to speed up 9.04, and someone said to replace Pulse with Esound..  It seems to work, but I don't know what it is actually doing. 

Here is a tutorial I made on youtube covering it..

There is also a tutorial somewhere about why not to remove pulse, that it removes gnome-desktop.. I also don't know what the problem is with that. 


Esound is what I was using before. It uses oss (or in my case, I think, alsa-oss). 
I was using the following set of directions, and they worked until recently. 

sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils alsa-source pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant alsa-source esound
sudo dpkg-reconfigure alsa-source
sudo module-assistant a-i   alsa-source

Maybe I'll try again, and watch your video. 

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