After I use Jack, the PulseAudio outputs and inputs are replaced by a dummy device. I've tried to kill PulseAudio and reload Alsa, but the only way I can use an Alsa-based application again is to reboot. I know that there must be a way to fix the problem without rebooting. I have had this problem in multiple Linux distros, including Fedora 19 and Ubuntu.
Hello,since a few weeks my sound volume on Arch is very low but for me it became conscious now. The audio volume is at least half of standard ALSA, possible only a third. When I remove pulseaudio and pulseaudio-alsa and restart the system the volume is right. I use KDE SC 4.8.3 and PulseAudio 2.0 on Linux 3.3.6-1 but I can't say to you when the problem has occurred.
I've been thinking for a while about switching pulseaudio for alsa because pulseaudio is pure crap, but get this. My father told me, "Never ever switch out the most mature sound driver Linux has which is pulseaudio for some cheap not-so-stable knock-off called alsa." :blink::doh: I mean why would anyone think that PulseAudio is stable. It's real crap.
lucke wrote:Did you have pulseaudio-alsa installed? It provides /etc/asound.conf, as noted in the quoted wiki fragment.Yes. I am not sure why I didn't have the configuration file.# sudo pacman -Q pulseaudio-alsa
Since a couple of days sound is completely dead on my Samsung NP150 running lubuntu 12.04. I purged either oss or alsa or pulseaudio completely and reinstalled then first alsa. And since that did not have any effect i reinstalled pulseaudio too. No effect either.
At this point, i'm clueless. I followed a bit several discussions but i did not find something that seems to match my case.
Hi. I wrote some time ago about my problems with sound in PulseAudio. I decited to remove it, and use only ALSA like I was few months ago (I think). Currently in alsamixer I have only "PulseAudio" master volume, before that I had more sliders. But... how to remove PulseAudio? Pacman says, that gnome-settings-daemon depends on pulseaudio. How can I disable it?