pulseaudio and alsa seem to have problems, 5 minutes before the latest crash I have 3 sections looking like this:Oct 31 22:54:23 Ren pulseaudio: [alsa-sink-ALC282 Analog] alsa-util.c: snd_pcm_avail() returned a value that is exceptionally large: 3803672 bytes (21562 ms).Oct 31 22:54:24 Ren pulseaudio: [alsa-sink-ALC282 Analog] alsa-util.c: Most likely this is a bug in the ALSA driver �
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.
I have tried reading as much about other problems regarding pulseaudio within these forums but unfortunately have been unable to solve my problem.
I have just upgraded from unbuntu 12.10(?) to 14.04 and found no speaker icon in the top toolbar. A command line speaker-test produces audio, but when trying to start pulseaudio I get the following errors (see below).
Hello,I have laptop Asus N550JV.I installed alsa ant pulseaudio (alsa-utils and pulseaudio, nothing else, no pulseaudio-alsa plugin, because I noticed that it causes me more problems rather than reduces them.the problem is that I want to keep Master audio channel untouched.
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.