Ubuntu no longer works correctly without pulseaudio

Ben Klein shacklein at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 00:26:00 CDT 2009

2009/4/28 Susan Cragin <susancragin at earthlink.net>:
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18133.
>>The alsadriver settings that freeze during training are as follows (and they are the ones that used to work):
>>wave-out devices: dmix:Generic (there were three of these)
>>wave-in devices: dsnoop:Generic (ditto)
>>My working mixer device was HD-Audio-Generic.
>>(I had three cards, the other mixers were HDA Intel and iMic USB audio system)
>>Now, to get the program to work at all without freezing, I re-install the kernel. Then only the USB works properly. The settings I see are as follows.
>>wave-out devices: ALC660-VD Analog
>>                  USB Audio
>>wave-in devices: (same)
> Good news.
> By changing in winecfg alsa to oss, I was able to get USB and my on-board cards (including Creative X-fi) to work, and to work VERY well.
> No freezing during training. Smooth recognition. And very fast.
> (My new souped-up real-time kernel may have something to do with that.)
> I cannot control the volume by the program (I have to use alsamixer).
> OSS Driver
> wave out devices / wave in devices / mixer devices all show these three:
>  Realtek ALC660-VD
>  USB Mixer
>  Creative CA0110-IBG

wineoss is not a viable solution to the pulseaudio problem, but this
is a real nasty issue where the solution is "as long as it works for
you, it's fine".

What exactly is the issue with purging pulseaudio? Though this should
be taken up with ubuntu's bugs tracker. pulseaudio should be
considered optional, since ALSA/dmix works wherever pulseaudio with
ALSA backend works, even if it is opt-out.

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