No sound without JACK

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Mon Sep 13 22:03:07 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 02:00 +0200, Pablo wrote:
> Hi Ralf!
> Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > 1. How should sound be enabled usually for apps without JACK audio support  
> > on Ubuntu Studio?
> >
> > Could there be an issue regarding to PA not loading the needed modules?
> > I'm using two Envy24 based Terratec EWX 24/96 PCI sound cards on amd64  
> > architecture, on-board sound is disabled.
> >   
> Check this:
> I did as comment #30 and it worked for me with a m-audio audiophile 2496 
> which also uses the alsa module snd-ice1712. The problem remains in 
> ubuntustudio maverick alpha. See:

I had the same issue with Suse 11.2 and I could solve it by adding those
two lines for Suse 11.2 too.

@ Pablo: Thank you, thank you, thank you Pablo :)

@ anybody who is pro PA: PA for rt audio users is a PITA. It might have
advantages for the averaged desktop user, but we should get rid of it
for rt audio distros.

As I told before, until now I prefer 64 Studio, it's based on Ubuntu,
but ships without PA by default, hence using flashplayer without JACK
support and JACK at the same time is no problem. While Suse isn't
important for me, Ubuntu Studio is very interesting for my needs. There
might be reasons to come with PA by default, but if so, the distro
should take care of those two lines
in /usr/share/alsa/cards/ICE1712.conf.

I wonder if it's easy to get rid of PA, when building dummy packages by
equivs, to keep package dependencies consistent and what needs to be set
up in addition?!

Man, Envy24 cards are very common, because they are the most cheap rt
capable cards, no distro should have issues when using those cards.
Btw. there will come a successor for envy24control soon, maybe there
already is a successor, I didn't lurk LAD the last weeks. For Suse only
I'm running the first version + a manual edit of it's successor and it's
still named envy24control, but AFAIR the renamed it.



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