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.
The new version of Skype only uses pulseaudio I hate Pulseaudio BTW I need way of using alsa for every thing accept Skype. Is this possible? I have a USB microphone on my webcam I can use with Skype and my headset mic with alsa for Google Talk as pulseaudio can't detect the microphone.
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
I just switched to Ubuntu from Windows and then I switched to Xubuntu because Unity's Laucher takes up valuable space on my screen.
While searching stuff about Ubuntu I saw a lot of posts about switching to Alsa. I was using headphones the whole time and when I used my laptop's speaker, I couldn't hear anything.