Managed to install Ubuntu but a question about Alsa

Karl Larsen k5di at
Thu Mar 27 18:41:40 UTC 2008

Christian wrote:
> Hi all,
> I finally manage to install Ubuntu Hardy after changing DVD here.
> I am having no problems with playing audio using Pulseaudio but programs that want to use Alsa don't seem to work.
> It cannot open device. Some of them are Gnusound and Ardour2.
> Any help would be apreciated, many thanks.
> Christian
    Anything that uses the soundcard DSP engine will fail forever due to 
pulseaudio. I have a couple of Ham Radio programs that work just fine 
now on Ubuntu 7.1 but will never work again on Hardy. This is why I will 
never upgrade my current Ubuntu until there is a way found to kill 

    Why the people who make the choices as to what to put in Ubuntu have 
decided to install pulseaudio is a mystery. I can give good Electrical 
Engineering reasons why it is not a good idea. The least they could do 
is make it a thing you can install if wanted. Then the many problems 
would just be those who added it :-)



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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