progress of sound update -- REVISED

Ben Klein shacklein at
Fri Aug 28 06:32:20 CDT 2009

2009/8/28 Susan Cragin <susancragin at>:
> Change -- The program I test with is Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
> Yesterday's Ubuntu updates produced a rash of pulseaudio changes, and suddenly alsa works with wine, without stumbling.
> Today's secret to making it work:
> In System/Preferences/Startup applications, uncheck pulseaudio
> sudo apt-get install esound

Why do you need to install esound?

> sudo nano /etc/pulse/client.conf
> autospawn = no
> Then every time your computer starts, run killall pulseaudio in terminal first.
> (Because the Startup Applications menu doesn't really work.)

Painful bug in Ubuntu. Yet another reason why I stay away from it at
all costs :)

> I trained and ran Dragon NaturallySpeaking without a problem.

Excellent news!

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