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



On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 12:42 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>> > 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.
>
> There's two problems. One, it's often not the _right_ fix - there are
> cases where PA's interaction with ALSA reveals bugs in ALSA that
> otherwise stay hidden. So disabling PA 'fixes the bug', but in reality
> is just sweeping it under the carpet.
>
> Two, even when the bug is in PA, if everyone just goes around disabling
> PA, how are they going to get fixed? Telepathy?
>

Well, the fix is easy. Do I need repeat it once more? It's been a while :)

Orcan


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