Please, Ubuntu, do not embarrass me again!

W. Scott Lockwood III scott at
Tue Jun 8 13:34:24 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 22:54 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >> Exactly. Why should a PITA app. like pulseaudio cause such hassles
> with
> >> sound for people installing Ubuntu?
> >>      
> > I can't begin to understand why anyone would want to use pulseaudio
> on
> > OSX given how many problems it creates on Linux and how smooth the
> > audio experience is on a Mac (or even on Windows).
> Umm, in Windows there is no sound until you install the driver for
> your 
> sound card. Have no idea about the Mac.
> At least in a Linux distro until pulseaudio was foisted on everyone
> you 
> could get sound pretty simply using alsa - and without even having to 
> install the sound files from the CD meant for Windows installation.

Or for that matter, if they would use the latest OSS code, rather than
what was accepted into the kernel more than 6 years ago, and is now
hopelessly broken. But, no one seems willing to update OSS in the
kernel. Le Sigh.

The thing that really kills me about pulseaudio is, all it does in
reality is add latency. If people just used alsa or add in the real
current OSS, they get much better sound.
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