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Average release
by miscz on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:24 UTC
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Ubuntu folks have sorted out all the Nautilus/GVFS mess that I was experiencing in alpha releases but PulseAudio is still not there. What's worse, removing PulseAudio is often not a solution. Intel HDA, most popular integrated sound chipset now is often broken without PA (search on Launchpad for details). Since upgrade to Alsa 1.0.16 (in January/February) you have to recompile ALSA modules manually (with help of module-assistant) to have proper volume control.

As usual Ubuntu brings rather well integrated progress from lots of Linux projects, maybe not as bleeding edge as Fedora and not as user friendly as openSuse but it's balanced really good.

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RE: Average release
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Apr 2008 03:59 in reply to "Average release"
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I dunno, I have no problems with Intel HDA. In fact, on my new laptop, a Compaq Presario V3770TU, Ubuntu supports it's Intel HDA (Conexant SmartAudio 221) out of the box while there are no working drivers for it in XP at all. It also worked fine on my previous Fujitsu Lifebook.

Edited 2008-04-25 04:07 UTC

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RE[2]: Average release
by miscz on Fri 25th Apr 2008 10:41 in reply to "RE: Average release"
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It might look like it works because PulseAudio provides it's own mixer. I do not like to beta test software so I have removed it and noticed that I'm left without any working way to control volume.

It probably doesn't apply to a noticeable fraction of Intel HDA users but since it's a very popular integrated audio solution this might potentially affect a lot of users.

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