Hardy. PulseAudio. How does it work? I have no sound.

Scott (angrykeyboarder) geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Tue Mar 18 08:09:30 GMT 2008


Karl Larsen spake thusly:
>  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.

Everyone is going to PulseAudio (Why? Because they can!). But I've had 
sound problems on and off for the past year with any Linux distro. I 
think perhaps the kernel decided it didn't like me anymore a while back.  
About the only distro that will give me guaranteed sound is Knoppix (but 
then it's over a year old).

Ubuntu used to prior to a year ago, now it's a hit and miss.

But no distro with PulseAudio is giving me sound (or any clue as to how 
to get it working). I've recently tried Fedora 8, Fedora 9, & Mandriva 
2008.1.

I'm beginning to thing PulseAudio is like GStreamer. It's great (as long 
as you're a programmer).



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