Pulseaudio ftl!

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Tue Apr 22 09:12:04 MDT 2008


Michael Torrie wrote:
> Nathan Blackham wrote:
>> There is the key right there.  32-bit.  Many of those who have
>> annoyances with flash run 64bit.  For me for example.  Flash will dies
>> either on some pages, i.e. the new dilbert.com, or after a certain
>> amount of time, so if I leave my browser up for a while trying to
>> maintain some information that I have up and then try to go to a flash
>> site.  suddenly flash is dead.  and it doesn't just affect new pages.
>> It affects anything that was flash that was previously open.  
> 
> Actually, on my 32-bit Fedora 8 install, flash crashes constantly.  The
> problem is how flash talks to alsa, which has real problems with
> pulseaudio.  A plugin that is supposed to help flash deal with
> pulseaudio (3rd-party) helps out a lot, but has its own issues.  It's a
> messy situation and I wish adobe would just fix the original issue so
> this kludge wouldn't be necessary.  So far the main closed-source
> applications that I use occasionally, flash, Skype, and Gizmo, all don't
> deal well with pulseaudio even though they are supposed to be talking
> Alsa.  It's very annoying and all three companies are reticent to fix
> the problem.  This is definitely a huge downside to proprietary software.

Pray tell what is so appealing in pulseaudio that you should put up with 
this crap?

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There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
     -- Johann Sebastian Bach



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