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Re: [SLUG] Pulse Audio
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Pulse Audio
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 13:06:57 +1100
- User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)
Heracles <heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 I no longer have sound. lspci recognises my
> Creative Labs Live card but I get nothing out of it.
> Last time this happened I fixed it by the complete removal of Pulse Audio.
What was PulseAudio doing that caused you to have problems with sound output?
Have you checked if that is happening again?
If not, what exactly isn't working: is it just that GNOME applications through
libcanberra are not outputting audio, or other things?
Does audio work if you tell an alsa application to talk direct to the
Have you checked the volume levels and mutes on the sound card?
Is it actually supported? IIRC, at least some of the Creative cards required
firmware to offer various basic facilities — like sound — and didn't offer
other basic facilities — like mute — with anything that could be
> Is there a simple fix or do I just have to remove this malware.
While PulseAudio may not work for you, throwing around the "malware" label is
the same as the people who unsubscribe from mailing lists by hitting the
"report as SPAM" button in their mail client:
It is unhelpful, technically incorrect, and it makes you look kind of silly.
A better approach is to say something like "...remove this awful, broken pile
of steaming refuse that I would be ashamed to allow to touch my systems." :)
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