Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 18:05 UTC, submitted by MeeAlreadyGone
Linux "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo v1.0. This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks. The MeeGo Netbook user experience is the first to appear, with the development of the MeeGo Handset user experience moving to the open in June."
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Well... Actually, Pulse's problem is fairly simple AFAIK : it does not grab the right output among the available alsa channels, and does not provide the option to use another one, though it sounds available in the GUI.

Question is : why can just about every single piece of software except pulseaudio find out how to use the right output channel ?

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Rahul Member since:

That's hardly the right question. The right question would be, where is your bug report? :-) Note that a lot of the details here are hardware specific so inviting generic commentary is not useful

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Neolander Member since:

Do you think that a bug report based solely on GUI symptoms could be of any help ? I don't know enough about PA's logging mechanisms and internals in order to technically describe what's wrong, except by "no analog output channel available on an Envy24 soundcard that's perfectly supported by pure ALSA".

I think that the problem could be of the following nature : main output not called "PCM out" + lame hardware detection that trashes everything that does not bear that name = no output. However, I don't know how PA internally works, so I can't say for sure that PA devs have been nearsighted enough to hardcode an output channel name that's heavily hardware dependent...

On pure ALSA, you simply adress the "no sound" incident by opening alsamixer and turning the volume of the output channel (DAC 1 and DAC 2 for me) up. But on most PA-"powered" distros, alsa's config is garbled by pulseaudio, and you can't do that anymore.

Edited 2010-05-27 14:40 UTC

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