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Re: Pulseaudio : lots of issues, how can I help?



On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Lennart Poettering
<mzerqung 0pointer de> wrote:
> On Wed, 10.09.08 20:56, Arthur Pemberton (pemboa gmail com) wrote:
>
>> I have a lot of seemingly pulse audio related issues on my F9 desktop.
>> Since  I really like the idea behind Pulseaudio, I would like to see
>> these get sorted out, and would like to know how I can help in terms
>> of providing useful information.
>>
>> Here is my situation
>>
>> * Sounblaster Live 5.1 PCI -- has full 6 channel audio before, I had
>> for a short while after enabling it as per the pulseaudio wiki, but no
>> more
>
> Does pavucontrol show the device as having 6 channels? Please make
> sure that /etc/pulse/daemon.conf (or ~/.pulse/daemon.conf if you have
> that) is configured for 6 channel audio with
> "default-sample-channels=6".
>
> Also, an output of "pulseaudio -vvvv" (you might need to stop pa first
> by issuing pulseaudio -k first) would be very useful to track down
> what is going on.
>
>> * Tvtime -- no audio (doing `padsp sox -r 48000 -w -c 2 -t ossdsp
>> /dev/dsp -t ossdsp /dev/dsp` works, but causes noticeable lag)
>> * Amarok (xine) -- audio, susceptible to crashes, esp when I scroll to
>> fast in Firefox
>
> Xine should work fine. Make sure you are running the newest packages
> for F9, then provide crash bt.
>
>> * Kopete -- used to work, mysteriously stopped working
>> * Konversation -- never worked
>> * Mythfront -- no sound yet (haven't followed
>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/3598#comment:16 yet)
>
> I don't know these apps. Don't know much about KDE. Do these also use Xine?
>
>> * V4L tv capture card -- no sound now, used to rely on capturing AUX
>> on sound card before
>
> "no sound"? What does that mean?
>
>> * PulseAudio -- seems to average 30% CPU usage when playing music,
>> doesn't like me using Firefox too much (seems like a resource issue)
>
> Firefox doesn't use audio. Flash does. Flash is
> broken. libflashsupport can fix a few issues but doesn't solve them
> entirely.
>
> If PA eats too much CPU this might be caused be the resampler we
> use. Consider playinging around with "resample-method" in daemon.conf
> and setting it to "trivial".
>
> Lennart


Hi Lennart,

I appreciate your assistance, but I regret to say that I removed
PulseAudio this past weekend. It relatively easy, and my system almost
shamefully more functional now. I have since discovered at least one
feature that I did not did not even know existed as PulseAudio wasn't
functioning properly. This situation is made even more unfortunate as
I have recently discovered that current version on Microsoft Windows
has PulseAudio like features working just fine.

If there is a specific test that I can run, I'll be happy to do so,
but I cannot really run PulseAudio full time as is, I enjoy my music
collection too much for this.

Arthur Pemberton


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