geo@geo-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -P --force-depends pulseaudio
dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove pulseaudio which isn't installed.
geo@geo-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree/hardy libsdl1.2debian-alsa pulseaudio
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Selected version 22.214.171.124ubuntu2 (Ubuntu:8.04/hardy) for flashplugin-nonfree
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libsdl1.2debian-all: Conflicts: libsdl1.2debian-alsa but 1.2.13-1ubuntu1.1 is to be installed
libsdl1.2debian-alsa: Conflicts: libsdl1.2-all
Conflicts: libsdl1.2debian-all but 1.2.13-1ubuntu1.1 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
geo@geo-desktop:~$ sudo rm ~/.asoundrc* /etc/asound.conf /etc/libao.conf
rm: cannot remove `/home/geo/.asoundrc*': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `/etc/asound.conf': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `/etc/libao.conf': No such file or directory
geo@geo-desktop:~$ sudo cp ~/pulse-backup/asound.conf /etc/
cp: cannot stat `/home/geo/pulse-backup/asound.conf': No such file or directory
geo@geo-desktop:~$ sudo cp ~/pulse-backup/libao.conf /etc/
cp: cannot stat `/home/geo/pulse-backup/libao.conf': No such file or directory
geo@geo-desktop:~$ cp ~/pulse-backup/.asoundrc* ~/
cp: cannot stat `/home/geo/pulse-backup/.asoundrc*': No such file or directory
I also did the kill pulseaudio in the terminal as you said, however, there is no sound. The video streams on the internet are back to normal and they play without any choppiness, but no audio.
I know you mentioned ALSA and using that...however, I was told that I needed OSS because I do not have a Sound Blaster Live card. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi in which ALSA is KNOWN not to work.
In addition, I needed the pulse audio to get my games to work. However, the pulse audio is what caused the problem with streaming audio and that is why I came here and followed your guide.
I am hoping there is a way to fix this problem.
As of now I have installed just about everything I need to get both games and Ubuntu Studio going. And for the most part I got everything to work...except the sound. The sound is proving very much to be a nightmare and I am wondering if I should pull the X-Fi card out and put something in that that is more Linux compliant. BUT, I really would like to avoid that if I have to because as of now the X-Fi card is working beautifully with Windows and I am not yet willing to make the full conversion yet to Ubuntu...especially if I can't get the sound to work.
Is there a major issue with Pulse Audio in that it can't work with streaming audio?
I was very close to having everything working with sound, but now I am back to square one.