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Re: I'd like to get rid of pulseaudio but ... (Gene Heskett)

On Tuesday 02 June 2009, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>jdow wrote:
>> From: "Gene Heskett" <gene heskett verizon net>
>> Sent: Saturday, 2009/May/30 17:09
>>> On Saturday 30 May 2009, Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
>>>> 2009/5/30 Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>:
>>>>> Why can't all of this audio crap have a 'service audio restart'?
>>>>> function?
>>>> Probably because there isn't a system-wide audio service. The
>>>> pulseaudio server usually runs in the user's desktop session.
>>> Ok, so I add or remove a line in one of the /etc/pulse files.  What do
>>> I have
>>> to kill and restart to make it re-read those config files and put the
>>> effect
>>> into service?  Is a restart of X sufficient?
>>> Right now, the only thing working is the kde sound effects.  Any other
>>> source,
>>> like a new video with sound, is pure white noise at 120 db above the
>>> kde sound
>>> effects.  Since I like to tour the news sites of an evening, I'll
>>> remove what
>>> I installed and reboot in about an hour if no helpful advice seems to be
>>> forthcoming.
>>> Also, I tried to join the pulse mailing list, but FF had a whole cow
>>> over the
>>> https certificate, and I have never seen such a strong warning from FF
>>> before
>>> so I didn't ok it.  Could someone advise Lennert that his sites ssh
>>> certificate is dead or compromised?
>>> Thanks Joonas.
>>>> --
>>>> Joonas Sarajärvi
>>>> muepsj gmail com
>>> --
>>> Cheers, Gene
>> You'd think if Linux and Fedora were so hot and wonderful there would be a
>> system wide audio service that actually worked from consoles as well as
>> from X. I need both to work to make my setup function correctly. So I am
>> stuck, crippled. That does not seem to be a problem in Windows with
>> multiple sessions as with Windows Server editions.
>> {^_^}
>The last time I ran a system without X alsa worked fine. As said by others,
>don't stop pulseaudio, remove it. Even then it leave garbage, better to not
>install it if forcing it on people wasn't an issue with someone. There ought
> to be a choice between at install time, do you want to (a) play and record
> sound on your system or (b) play an interactive game called try to make PA
> work right?
I would just as soon leave that chapter out of my lifes book.  The trials will 
shorten the book noticeably.

>Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
>   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
>the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

Cheers, Gene
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