progress of sound update -- REVISED

Ben Klein shacklein at
Fri Aug 28 09:29:08 CDT 2009

2009/8/28 Susan Cragin <susancragin at>:
>> Why do you need to install esound?
> I don't know. I've taken it for granted that some kind of mixer is needed. Perhaps because I don't use the default sound card, the on-board card. Maybe I don't need esound at all. Or maybe if I could permanently make my Creative X-fi card the default. Right now, to do that, I have to revert back to the alsa-utils from Jaunty and use asoundconf set-default-card. (The newest alsa-utils does not include this handy tool.)

ALSA has shipped with "dmix" by default since shortly after 1.0 was
released, though I think Ubuntu's pulse config can screw with it even
after pulseaudio is removed.

>> Painful bug in Ubuntu. Yet another reason why I stay away from it at
>> all costs :)
> What do you use?

Debian (unstable). I also build the Debian packages for winehq :)

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