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Old 04-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Removing Pulseaudio. What's the concensus doing that now?


I've always had to remove pulseaudio to make my sound reliable. Now I'm running Fedora 18 and I have not done that. I've been putting it off for quite a while now but now I'm on the verge of doing that but I'd like the general concensus on doing that now that it has been around for several years. Maybe it is more configurable now but should a person have to configure it with every install? "lspci" gives this pertinent line:
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01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
And running alsamixer also shows this:
Card: HDA Intel
Chipset: Realtek ALC269VB
Which is the card that is active now, but pulseaudio recognizes one or the other, changing when I start X. I've tried changing back to one then the other cards to no avail. So I'm ready to remove pulseaudio, I just want some input from others first. And yes I realize we are supposed to be helping develop packages but it has been a long time since pulseaudio was introduced and at first I tried to cooperate with this but it just seemed wasted effort when Alsa has always been just fine - at least for me and I've used only that with 5 or 6 totally different machines. Thanks for any and all input.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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I don't run Fedora, but I'd say yank it. I remember having issues with it with Debian in the past. So glad Slackware doesn't include it.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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I don't run Fedora, but I'd say yank it. I remember having issues with it with Debian in the past.
Done.
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So glad Slackware doesn't include it.
Slackware looks more and more attractive. Thanks! Rep added.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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Done. Slackware looks more and more attractive. Thanks! Rep added.
Thankfully, Pat has avoided most LP Software Vanity Projects such as PulseAudio and systemd.

Yup, I've spent a lot of years distro-hopping, and mostly using Debian. I have now thrown myself fully into Slackware, and it is damn good.
 
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fedora really has not had many issues with it since the fedora 9 and 10 days

But some built in chips that need proprietary software might have issues .

is "pavucontrol" installed ?


and for a intel HDA card see:
http://fedorasolved.org/Members/fenr...nd-workarounds
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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fedora really has not had many issues with it since the fedora 9 and 10 days

But some built in chips that need proprietary software might have issues .

is "pavucontrol" installed ?


and for a intel HDA card see:
http://fedorasolved.org/Members/fenr...nd-workarounds
I've had problems with it with Fedora 16 and now 18. Why would there be issues with chips that need proprietary software if sound works fine without pulseaudio? As I said, I've used a number of different laptops and PC motherboards, same thing. The link you provided goes all the way back to Fedora 9! It's just too much to research with so much going on in my life these days.
 
  


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