Pulseaudio : lots of issues, how can I help?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 18:57:27 UTC 2008

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>>>>> Simply put, non-X-console input is a mess (X input is a mess too
>>>>> but
>>>>> at least there are people trying to fix it), non-X-console font
>>>>> support has fossilized, and support for modern high resolution
>>>>> screens
>>>>> is severely lacking.
>>>> Will you still be able to run a headless machine with its console
>>>> redirected to a serial port?
>>> Why not ?
>> I think I'm confused by the term 'non X consoles'.  Is that something
>> different than the native text mode you see before X starts?
> I think you have two different things. A VT to which you can attach an
> X session, a serial port, a remote SSH, mingetty... and the software
> stack used to display locally the VT text and collect user input.
> I've no problem with the low-level VT bit. The current console
> software stack OTOH has rotten and seriously needs replacement.

OK, the low level part that works in character mode and expects some 
hardware to supply and render the fonts is absolutely necessary - 
software other than X that renders custom fonts, not so much.   Can you 
make the distinction a little more clear when you are talking about 
removing parts?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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