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Cheers,  Joe."
Cheers,  Joe."
== Flash Player ==
I think the lib32-* libraries are no longer needed since flashplugin11 is a native x86_64 version.

Revision as of 01:27, 19 December 2011

mpd and Pulse

Aparently, the mpd from extra repo already have PulseAudio support (look to the PKGBUILD from ABS). Can anyone confirm this and remove the reference to need to rebuild mpd with PulseAudio support?

Community repo?

PulseAudio is now in extra repository, so there is no need to the users to activate the community repo.

Configuration of the PulseAudio ALSA plugin

Can anybody give an example where to use the pcm.pulse setting? --BertiBoeller 12:33, 17 October 2009 (EDT)


"If you use KDE, it is not currently possible to use PulseAudio."

According to Google this is incorrect as you can configure aRts to use esd (or the pulseaudio esd wrapper). Would someone with sufficient knowledge of aRts / Pulseaudio / KDE please update the article H 11:20, 10 July 2008 (EDT)

What's the situation with the KDE4? Tomato 18:21, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Is the VLC thing still relevant after the new 0.9x releases? Alex anthony 18:22, 26 January 2009 (EST)


Added a solution for choopy sound in the Troubleshooting section. Its rather a small edit, however it took me an awful while to figure this solution out, so I thought it might be usefull for some other people too. Since this is my first edit on a wiki, I would be greatly appreciate some feedback, if I violated some wiki rules or whether I did something else wrong^^... Thanks.

Realtime scheduling

Should user be in group pulse-access as well to be able to use rt scheduling? - Xabre 18:33 CET September 5, 2010

Input Device not activated

I had problems that my input device was not active, so I had no sound when I tried to record (there are several people that have the same problem I believe, but I didn't find a workaround).

Find if error is the same:

pactl stat

If the line "Default Source" begins with a minus sign, e.g.

-Default Source: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo

it is the same problem.

Now I am just using my USB microphone which does not have this problem.

Regarding libao

I was unable to install libao-pulse due to a depends/conflict loop with libao. Consequences of the testing repo, I suppose.

However, libao can be rebuilt from ABS without modification provided pulse is installed. Tested with ogg123. -- papabean 00:17, 24 November 2010 (EST)

Rendered irrelevant thanks to new update to libao. Making the change to /etc/libao.conf as described works. --papabean 19:39, 2 December 2010 (EST)

Dbus before pulseaudio?

Is there a reason to start dbus before pulseaudio anymore? Shouldn't it be removed from the Running section? --Duckgrindrr 18:25, 7 July 2011 (EDT)

PortAudio section - query re: alsa_pulse.patch

I posted this on the AUR section of the forum - am copying here in case a dev is watching. Can anyone advise or fix this section?

"I'm working through broken links on the Arch wiki and there is one in the PortAudio section of the PulseAudio page. The dead link points to the portaudio-19-alsa_pulse.patch that used to be hosted on Mandriva's svn. I've not found another official release of the patch, but an Arch user has posted this: https://bitbucket.org/byronclark/archlinux/src/43996780d71d/modified/portaudio/portaudio-19-alsa_pulse.patch

I don't know enough about the subject to fix the link, and wonder: 1) If the patch is no longer required by the latest version of PortAudio in the AUR, can anyone tell me which one the wiki should point to? 2) If the patch is needed, should I link to byronclark's version? 3) Other?

I'm happy to update the wiki article, or for someone from the project to do this. I wasn't sure whether to post here, on Forum and Wiki, or Multimedia forums - will move if I got it wrong.

Cheers, Joe."

Flash Player

I think the lib32-* libraries are no longer needed since flashplugin11 is a native x86_64 version.