alsa->pulseaudio->alsa directsound hang

Al Tobey tobert at
Fri Nov 2 02:20:15 CDT 2007

On 10/31/07, Maarten Lankhorst <m.b.lankhorst at> wrote:
> Hi Al,
> Al Tobey schreef:
> > I spent some time this evening playing around with trying to get wine
> > sound output to go through pulseaudio on my fc8/rawhide (x86_64) box.
> >   I tried wine 0.9.43 (built), 0.9.47 (fc8 rpm), and Crossover 6.2.0.
> >   I was testing with Steam/TF2, but found that the same issue comes up
> > with a install of Winamp Lite using its default DirectSound output
> > plugin.    If I configure nothing and let wine grab the soundcard (I
> > have an Audigy, so it allows multiple streams), it works fine.    If I
> > configure it to use pulseaudio through the alsa plugin, it hangs.
> >
> Why would you do 'alsa -> pulseaudio -> alsa'? I'm not surprised it
> wouldn't work. It is more likely a problem with the audio system then
> with wine, however if you do WINEDEBUG=+wave,+tid,+dsalsa you have a
> chance of tracking it down yourself.

I'm just trying it out as it seems to be the recommended way of mixing
native alsa apps through pulseaudio.   It works fine for all the other
alsa apps I tried.

I'll try the debug stuff out this weekend and see if I can track
anything down.   Thanks for providing the right flags to start with.
It would be really neat to have all my audio piped through one mixer
with all of PA's features.


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