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Re: F11 and PulseAudio

Suvayu Ali wrote:
>  On Tuesday 21 July 2009 01:44 AM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>  Perhaps everyone would be helped if there was a "signal flow"
>>  diagram showing how pulseaudio, alsa, and the computer audio card
>>  fit together? It would help me ... If such information exists please
>>  point me to it.
>  This might be help.
>  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Pulseaudio-diagram.svg
Yes, that's an interesting diagram but it wants some explanation,
preferably in English. Even so it helps ...

The single problem with pulse is not that it does not work, as it clearly can work, but that it is a black box. There is no accessible setup, there is no accessible testing mechanism, there is no accessibly error message system. If it works, you are fine. If it does not work, there is no feedback and no mechanism to help you fix it.

The documentation is risible as a meaningful attempt to explain how the system works. It doesn't help matters that the 'authors' (who appear to have been the coders) have decided to inflict their own semantics onto the user. Source and output are descriptive but we get 'sinks' (What? No 'taps' or 'shower-heads'?).

And the conf file is not exactly user-friendly either.
My $0.02

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