Archive for April, 2009

Fixing Intrepid sound issues: replace PulseAudio with ALSA

After I upgraded to Intrepid, I was very annoyed to find that sound no longer worked on my system. Turned out that PulseAudio (which I once was a fan of) was the culprit. PulseAudio was taking exclusive control of the sound device, effectively not allowing anything else to play sound. Which was bad in many ways, including me not being able to watch The Daily Show and the Rachel Maddow Show.

Follow the steps in the link below to get sound back in Intrepid:

After upgraded to Intrepid RC, I once again fiddled with Ubuntu sound system to use ALSA instead of Pulseaudio in a non-destructive way (a.k.a no removable of Pulseaudio packages and configuration which in turn not remove ubuntu-desktop package which is needed for future distribution upgrade).

via ALSA instead of Pulseaudio for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid – a Non-Destructive way. « Tux’s idyllic life..

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