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Re: [ANNOUNCE] New Mixer Handling in PA 0.9.16/F12



On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 12:42 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 08:51 -0500, Dr. Diesel wrote:
> > 
> >> This is supported by the zillions of forum messages asking how to fix
> >> or remove pulseaudio.  Not to mention the billion post thread here on
> >> devel. 
> > 
> > In my experience, this is a more common pattern:
> > 
> > $POOR_NEWBIE: I have a problem with audio.
> > $RANDOM_'HELPFUL'_PERSON: Oh, you need to remove PulseAudio!
> > 
> > Removing PA is far too often jumped on as the 'obvious' fix for
> > resolving any kind of audio problem whatsoever. Even if it had nothing
> > to do with PA in the first place.
> 
> And?  Random helpful person quickly becomes ignored person, if the 
> advice fails to work.
> 
> Problem is...  removing or disabling PA often -does- solve a problem.

Rather, it works around it. The problems in the kernel drivers are
usually still there...


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