Re: Pulseaudio

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 18:48 -0500, Travis Watkins wrote:
> On 10/8/07, Matteo Settenvini <matteo-ml member fsf org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm new to this list, so sorry if I ask something already discussed.
> >
> > It has been a while since esound has received some attention - releases
> > are almost stalled. Looking at the GNOME wiki, it seems that Pulseaudio
> > is the stronger candidate between alternatives, and that it allows for
> > quite a lot of nifty things.
> >
> > I'm running pulseaudio since four or five months now on two of my
> > desktop systems, both x86 and PPC, and I must say that I'm really
> > satisfied by it.
> > It's quite stable and has very few compelling bugs for the normal user
> > (e.g. when using it as an esound replacement on a machine with more than
> > a logged in user it doesn't share the esd socket, or similar).
> >
> > It also seems to be actively developed, and is shipped by default with
> > Fedora 8.
> >
> > Can it be eligible for inclusion in GNOME 2.22?
> >
> Does it still beat the hell out of your sound card? With the version I
> have installed it raises my CPU temp about 8C because it's causing
> like 300 interrupts a second talking to the sound card. Not good for a
> laptop.

That's a bug in ALSA, and it's getting fixed (in ALSA) for when playing
sounds, and more recent Pulseaudio will release the device when no
streams are playing (thus avoiding ALSA generating all those

Exact same problem would happen with esound...

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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