Inadequate sound device control

drago01 drago01 at
Tue Apr 17 18:19:42 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Jonathan Kamens <jik at> wrote:
> If ALSA and pulseaudio worked better together, i.e., they were, between the
> two of them, smart enough to automatically DTRT with the low-level sound
> settings, then there would be no need for anyone but the real audiophiles to
> access those settings directly.

Exactly that's the point.

> But they don't work perfectly together. If
> you just fixed all the glitches so that everything worked better
> out-of-the-box, I'd be perfectly happy never needing to run the ALSA mixer
> again.

They do work for me but anyway in case it does not work you should not
ask for a different interface with random knobs to tweak but file the
issues you found as bugs.

As you said it should just work if it doesn't that's a bug and needs
to be fixed.

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