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

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue Mar 18 12:07:31 UTC 2008

Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> 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).
    Yes it is a huge problem and the principle of pules audio is to 
digitize the audio at about 4 times the audio range and then detect it 
at the place your going to use it. There are some fancy things you can 
do with digitized audio.

    But your right. It is usual on Linux that your trying to just get 



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