Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?

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Date: Friday, May 16, 2008 - 3:32 am

"If you have tried all the other fixes for sound in flash. Close all
browsers and open programs. Open a terminal and type in
Code:
killall esd
Then start Firefox and see if flash has sound. If it dose you may have
to do this to make sure that other applications are not using the
sound card."
from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202537&highlight=sound

"Can't get sound and compiz to work"
from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=792183&highlight=sound

"broken sound after upgrade"
from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=795853&highlight=sound

Those were just a few of the hits on the first page of results for a
search of "sound" on the ubuntu forums. Without fail it was a case of
using incompatible audio backends. In the sense that there is a known
way to make the audio work (set up all apps manually to use the same
backend, or only use one backend at a time), then yeah it is "fixed".
In terms of usability, it is not fixed until people don't need to
start these threads. Once again, I am a Linux advocate, and if there
actually was a consistant software mixing backend installed in linux
systems, I would probably be manually turning it off by personal
preference. But I would hardly consider the issue fixed yet for a
typical desktop user.

You don't see many graphic apps expecting to hog all of the the
framebuffers, or refusing to work with any but one window manager, why
should we expect less of sound? For most users audio is less of a
baseline usability issue, so the infrastructure is less mature and it
is easier to cope with it being broken. But it is still broken.

As I said, I have been using Linux for over a decade, primarily for
audio, and I don't have all my audio apps set to use the same backend,
and I have to pick between audio using apps (if I want to watch a
youtube video in firefox I need to shut down my jack server, and most
of the apps using it, first, or download the raw file so I can watch
it in an app that uses jack - unless there is some way to do this with
portaudio I am ignorant of? I have had zero luck making jack use
dmix).
for reference, here is a url for the search:
http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?searchid=41308245

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Lee Revell wrote:

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[LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Mark Freeman, (Thu May 15, 6:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, James Stone, (Thu May 15, 10:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Julien Claassen, (Thu May 15, 6:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Mark Freeman, (Thu May 15, 7:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Julien Claassen, (Thu May 15, 7:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Mark Freeman, (Thu May 15, 8:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Arnold Krille, (Fri May 16, 7:37 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Mark Knecht, (Thu May 15, 7:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Paul Coccoli, (Fri May 16, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Justin Smith, (Thu May 15, 7:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Thu May 15, 8:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 9:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Fri May 16, 9:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, , (Fri May 16, 10:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 9:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Fri May 16, 9:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Folderol, (Fri May 16, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Dave Phillips, (Fri May 16, 11:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 10:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, , (Fri May 16, 10:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 16, 10:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Fri May 16, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 10:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Phil Sexton, (Fri May 16, 10:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Chris Cannam, (Fri May 16, 10:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Sat May 17, 12:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Mark Knecht, (Sat May 17, 1:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Justin Smith, (Thu May 15, 8:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Joakim Hernberg, (Fri May 16, 8:06 am)
Re: [LAU] Soundcard question: Was "Equivalent to reason", Julien Claassen, (Fri May 16, 10:51 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Ray Rashif, (Fri May 16, 9:37 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Julien Claassen, (Fri May 16, 9:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Lee Revell, (Thu May 15, 9:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Justin Smith, (Fri May 16, 3:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Equivalent to reason?, Salvatore Di Pietro, (Fri May 16, 10:47 pm)