sound cards that have well-written drivers or have been updated to fix the underlying issues exposed by Pulseaudio, you'll gain nothing and you'll lose the ability to properly control which sound devices get used by which programs; you'll also lose the individual volume controls on applications.
Don't get people into the habit of ripping out Pulseaudio every time. For a lot of people it works well out-of-the-box. For even more people, it works well with a little bit of configuration (which can be done without an extra download in Karmic). For even more people, it works well with a sound driver update.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
um. i don't want do be the odd one out here, but...removing alsa and reinstalling pulse solved all of my problems. it might be heavier on resources but it's picking up the subwoofer on my lenovo without a problem. and being able to control individual application's volume is handy..
watcha gonna do
I may try removing pulse and see if alsa works for me. Will alsa pick up my 7.1 system without doing any configuration, or is there something I'll probably need to edit for it to work?
Right now, pulse only outputs sound to my front speakers and nothing from any of the others (although I have tried editing the config file, picking different drivers, etc..) If alsa gets my 7.1 back, I'll be VERY happy with Karmic (other than the Remote Desktop/Compiz bug that's "STILL" around).
No thank-you for Ghost|BTFH; the only thing this has gotten me is absolutely NO sound and no recognition of my sound card by the system.
Geez, don't go around telling people to do stuff that doesn't work at all.
Thanks for the tip as it has restored my Skype volume.
Mine disappeared after adding Ubuntu Restricted.
I've only had 9.10 for just under 2 hours & am starting to like it...now where has the volume Control gone...manana, manana...
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