[Ekiga-list] ekiga and pulseaudio

Julien Puydt jpuydt at free.fr
Wed Sep 19 19:25:12 UTC 2007

Damien Sandras a écrit :
> Le mercredi 19 septembre 2007 à 16:39 +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth a
> écrit :
>> Damien Sandras wrote:
>>> As I mentionned earlier in this thread, if you remap the default device
>>> in .asoundrc and use it in Ekiga, it works.
>> Ok, maybe I should be more precise.
>> I cannot even select a device in ekiga because it does not find any devices.
>> Preferences->Devices->Audio Devices:
>>    Audio plugin set to ALSA
>>    Audio devices show both (input and output) that "No device found"
>>    Detect devices does not change anything.
>> On the hardware view of sound devices this is true because the
>> machine does not have a sound driver loaded but i do have sound
>> with pulseaudio and with alsa's .asoundrc redirection to pulseaudio.
>> Is there any way to dig deeper in ekiga's device discovery (debug)?
> It is right.
> The plugin is programmed this way :
> if sound devices are found, then allow direct access to those devices
> add the possibility to access the default device.
> That means that if you have a soundcard, you can have direct access to
> the card, but also access through the "default" device that you can
> remap as you wish. If you do not have a soundcard, then the "default"
> device will not be accessible.
> The plugin could be changed to alter that behavior.
> It could also be enhanced to allow scanning user defined special devices
> and allow to select them.
> This work is yet to be done. Any taker ? (that should not be a complex
> patch to do).

There's a bug about it on bugzilla already, assigned to me with a patch 
and asking for feedback about it working or not.


PS: bugzilla down : can't give the number!

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