Please, Ubuntu, do not embarrass me again!

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Jun 7 12:31:17 UTC 2010

On 06/06/10 21:34, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>> Pulseaudio is a PITA!
>> Please, Ubuntu, do something in respect of getting sound to work "out of
>> the box" for people who install Ubuntu.
> But pulseaudio allows us to match the sound system of Solaris and Mac OS X!

Nobody is stopping you from using pulseaudio. The problem is that it is 
installed by default and does allow the sound to work for most people 
(read the questions in this ML about people having problems with getting 
sound when installing Ubuntu).

Install alsamixergui by default so that people can get to see all the 
parameters available to get sound working - which pulseaudio does not 
allow as I have already explained - and then if you want to stream or 
whatever your sound then install pulseaudio.

> Why should one app hoging the sound to the exclusion of all others be a
> defining characteristic of Linux?!

Exactly. Why should a PITA app. like pulseaudio cause such hassles with 
sound for people installing Ubuntu?


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