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Re: F11 and PulseAudio



On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:35 PM, suvayu ali<fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/7/20 Markus Kesaromous <remotestar live com>:
>>> From: amadeus84 verizon net
>>>>
>>>> Are there F11 media packages built without PulseAudio?
>>>>
>>> mplayer, mpg321 and I'd be surprised if the rest of the gamut can only
>>> function with pulseaudio, because virtually all of these have been around
>>> long before pulseaudio.
>>>
>> Thanx for the heads up.
>> It turned out that even though doing yum install of these packages causes the pulseaudio rpms to be installed as dependencies, someone on this list clued me that some of the media packages have a config file (such as mplayer) where you set up the audio output device to something other than pulseaudio. Since I have set it to alsa, I no longer have the problem I reported: namely that pulseaudio daemon was chewing up to 35% of cpu wen audio was playing.
>>
>
> I understand the workaround makes things work for you. Everyone keeps
> complaining about pulseaudio and always as a fix someone suggests a
> workaround that effectively disables it, but wouldn't a bug report
> help improve pulseaudio?
>
> Isn't the idea behind pulseaudio (multiple applications being able to
> access the sound hardware simultaneously) a rather useful one? I would
> think the community would welcome such a move and help further the
> development rather than advocate opposition.
>
> I would report the problems if I had one. I have used pulseaudio
> without a single problem so far both in F10 and F11. (except for the
> inaudible default volume setting which was easily taken care of by
> alsamixer) All I am trying to say is, a bug report would help rather
> than disabling and forgetting about it.
>
> Just a thought ...
>
> --
> Suvayu
>
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

Open source is also about freedom of choice. F11's PA implementation
took away a freedom.


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