You are really contributing to this thread...
Usually pulseaudio not working is a sympthom of a audio driver bug. But it might also be a PA bug. This "PA is the worst thing ever and never plays anything" story is not really true now. Hell, my CELLPHONE uses pulseaudio. Never had any issues there.
I'm not saying that you don't have a problem, I'm saying that it is a bug, and once fixed, you'll get a decent mixer and all the advantages PA provides. You can also try a few PA-using distros (especially fedora) and see if you still have the issue, and report a bug to the PA and alsa kernel developers, and also yeah, KMix works good, even outside of KDE (and can use GTK to draw itself).
I don't recall ever saying it was.Your solution is not the best also.
I also didn't realize Linux was about only having 1 solution...
/strawman.This "PA is the worst thing ever and never plays anything"
It has been over 5 years of "bugs."Usually pulseaudio not working is a sympthom of a audio driver bug.
I'm not interested in excuses; I'm interested in working audio and being able to select default audio devices. That really is not too much to expect from an OS.
Yes, I am the only person in the world to have a problem with PulseAudio.Originally Posted by RealNC
I like how you assume I haven't done any of this.Originally Posted by RealNC
Please stop trolling me now.
I get it. PulseAudio works for you; that is great. It doesn't work for me, and it hasn't for the last 5 years. The reason it does not work is very likely intrinsic to PulseAudio and not a bug. Nevertheless, I will continue trying new versions. However, until the time comes when PulseAudio does reproduce audio without corruption, I need a working solution.
I do not understand, at all, what could possibly be so bad about having a working ALSA device manager and mixer in GUI form. Why do you persist in criticizing my choice? Have I told you or anyone not to use PulseAudio? No, I haven't.
I really hope my experience here is not indicative of the opensource community in general. Because, if it is, the approximate 10 cents a day one pays for a Windows license is a steal.
Because Gnome-based distros are switching to PA so it would be wasted work :-PI do not understand, at all, what could possibly be so bad about having a working ALSA device manager and mixer in GUI form.
You also have the option to stop using Gnome, a DE which is trying to push PA like no tomorrow.
PS: I like how people tend to have this rosy dream where Windows is perfect and never fails when in reality it's just an operating system and, as such, fails just as much as any other operating system. I used to waste a lot of time tinkering with Windows to solve problems, make it behave like I wanted to, etc. Now I do the same thing on Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE but at least I don't have to pay for that privilege. Before anyone uses the Mac card I also waste a lot of time tinkering with Mac OS.