pulse audio crap!

installed (or rater, upgraded to) ubuntu 9.04 beta yesterday… most things looks and feels very good, except for a few things. especially the crappy pulse audio. i had a completely fine audio setup, two soundcards, one integrated, on the motherboard, for gnome/desktop stuff, and a m-audio audiophile 2496 dedicated to jack and music work. but pulse audio messes up everything, deciding to use the m-audio for the desktop, hiding the on-board card, not letting me manually choose which card i want to use, and the mixer icon/appled has disappeared from the gnome panel, so i can’t even change the audio volume…

crap..  hopefully removing the premature, unfinished pulse audio crap won’t ruin something else…

but then again, i know this is a beta, and i should expect some glitches like this one, so, maybe (just maybe), i should try to get pulseaudio to work as intended first… we’ll see

– ccernn

[edit 3.apr.09]:

it was quite simple to fix:

sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install esound

ignored the warning about removing ubuntu-desktop. it’s just a meta-package, and doesn’t remove anything..

phew! back to good, old, working alsa.

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One Response

  1. Many thanks for your input on the crazy behaviour of pulseaudio. It has been driving me to distraction!

    Such a simle solution: REMOVE!!

    Thanks again.

    A

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