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Old 07-17-2007, 06:27 AM   #1
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pulseaudio, which modules to load?

trying to use pulseaudio instead of esound, esd, the Enlightenment sound daemon, for Enlightenment. Alsa is installed.

Enlightenment doesn't start it automatically and when you try to start it manualy: '$ pulseaudio' you get something like: 'main.c: daemon won't start, modules not loaded in kernel' in red.

There are vast numbers of pulse modules on computer - which ones to install??

Thanks any help.

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Old 07-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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After looking over the documentation for pulseaudio (, I'd suggest loading module-detect which is supposed to detect sound hardware and load necessary modules.
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Huge thanks bigrigdriver, stuff looks very promising. Repeated the link because it acts a bit weird - see what it is the ) is included.

Here is a promising looking quote from the link:
First Steps
Simply start the PulseAudio daemon with the argument -nC:

pulseaudio -nC
This will present you a screen like this:

Welcome to PulseAudio! Use "help" for usage information.
Now you can issue CLI commands as described here. Another way to start pulseaudio is by specifying a configuration script like that one included in the distribution on the command line:

pulseaudio -nF
This will load some drivers and protocols automatically.

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