Managed to install Ubuntu but a question about Alsa

Karl Larsen k5di at
Thu Mar 27 21:11:37 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 12:41 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     Why the people who make the choices as to what to put in Ubuntu have 
>> decided to install pulseaudio is a mystery.
> You sound as if nothing whatsoever was wrong before with Ubuntu audio.
> Unfortunately, this is not so. The spec gives a good description of the
> previous mess and the advantages in pulseaudio:
>> 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 :-)
> Considering that Ubuntu is all about great defaults for casual users and
> "just works" mentality, I would argue that this is not really an option.
> It's more reasonable to make those users do some setup work, who are
> knowledgeable and need out-of-the-ordinary applications :)
> I would assume that software in Ubuntu proper, that is, the main and
> restricted repositories, works out of the box. Software from universe
> and multiverse is, strictly speaking, out of Ubuntu's jurisdiction, if
> not completely out of its responsibility.
> Though, of course I agree that ideally, nobody should have to do extra
> work. Maybe the above link can help: it's full of links and advice on
> not so straightforward setups.
    I take this from the Blog and rest my case:

       As long as nobody is using the sound card, OSS legacy apps 
continue to work.


PS: I have several legacy applications that use the sound card.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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