Hardy. PulseAudio. How does it work? I have no sound.
k5di at zianet.com
Mon Mar 17 12:30:57 UTC 2008
Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> I just installed a fresh copy of Hardy (daily live CD 15Mar08).
> When I first started up there was no sound at all. After I did an update
> (only one program that had nothing to do with sound) and later rebooted
> (unrelated) I had sound but only at the GDM login screen.
> Once i logged in there was no sound.
> I understand PulseAudio has replaced ESD (I think that's right). But the
> mixer was set to ALSA for my onboard card (said card is actually disabled
> in the BIOS).
> So I looked at the other options on the "Change Device" menu and
> concluded that I should be using option #4  since Hardy is using
>  http://angrykeyboarder.com/images/off/ss/gvc.png
> So I switched to that option from #1. It leaves me with no controls other
> than "master" and I can't find anything in the GNOME menus that is any
> more specific.
> I tried setting it back to just the old Audigy 2 ALSA mixer option and
> that didn't do anything for me either.
> So then....
> 1) How is PulseAudio going to affect users in regard to how they
> get/set up sound?
> 2. How can I get sound now?
> 3. Do any of the old (pre PulseAudio) troubleshooting tips apply?
> 4. Where are the individual mixer controls for PulseAudio hiding?
> 5. Where do I find PulseAudio documentation (other than man
> pages)? There is none that is "user friendly" (read just under the
> "sound" category) in Yelp.
> 6. What am I missing here? Finding the controls for PulseAudio
> shouldn't be this difficult should it?
> Oh and in case you need to know..
> $ uname -a Linux ubuntu 2.6.24-12-generic #1 SMP Wed Mar 12 23:01:54 UTC
> 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
> Thanks in advance.
> BTW, other than the sound issue. Everything (so far) in Hardy, rocks.
> I've never used an OS I didn't (dis)like.
> I'm angrykeyboarder™ and I approved this message.
Well welcome to the crowd. I was using Fedora 8 and had major audio
problems and the solution was to disable pulse audio which many if not
all users did. There were the odd balls that said pulse audio works fine.
I will stay right here with my current version until I see a way to
disable PA on Hardy.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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