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Re: pulseaudio



Will Walker may correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Orca does
anything with pulse audio. Rather, I think pulseaudio is being
introduced by distributions. Specifically, I know for a fact that
Fedora/Red Hat has moved to it in Fedora 8. In fact it's a bit of a
problem as implemented in F-8, because it isn't launched until a gui
login, and there's no audio access before that. And, after the login,
there's still no root level access to audio--ever. I'm suggesting people
remove it for now on F-8 installations.

Janina

T. V. Raman writes:
> you dont need to even set up a .asoundrc on things like dapper
> I  believe post alsa 1.10, dmix is configured by default
> correctly. Why orca chose to add one more layer with pulseaudio
> -- or why pulseaudio refuses to work with Alsa are all mysteries
> I've not delved into -- but  I  do run orca and emacspeak on my
> laptop on the rare occasions that I start orca -- and they do
> both work happily with the emacspeak tts server.
> 
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Cross <tcross@rapttech.com.au> writes:
>     Tim> It does work and it works quite well once you get the
>     Tim> .asoundrc file sorted. This can be a bit tricky. For
>     Tim> example, I found that the reason I couldn't get my
>     Tim> soundcard to work was because it was a multi channel
>     Tim> card and you had to use a specific device (in my case
>     Tim> device 3) in order for the dmix plugin to work. Prior to
>     Tim> working this out, I defined an 'emacspeak' device in my
>     Tim> asoundrc file and then modified the sources to use that
>     Tim> as the device rather than default. This had been the
>     Tim> only way I could get outloud to work and still be able
>     Tim> to play other sound sources.
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> What type of sound card do you have? Maybe someone else
>     Tim> has a working .asoundrc file for that type of card?
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> Tim
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> getting mixing to work that th epro T. V. Raman writes:
>     >> Alsa dmix works --- believe in it.
>     >> 
>     >> >>>>> "bart" == bart <bart@bunting.net.au> writes:
>     bart> Yes, but what pulseaudio does is mix sound streams.  So
>     bart> theoretically I could have two applications speaking at
>     bart> the same time.  Although alsa's dmix is meant to do
>     bart> this as well.  In practice it has never worked for me,
>     bart> it does with some applications and not others even
>     bart> though they are all using alsa.  Regards
>     bart> 
>     bart> Bart
>     bart> 
>     bart> Janina Sajka writes:
>     >> >> Unless I misunderstand it, it's not an either or >>
>     >> situation. I don't believe pulseaudio provides drivers for
>     >> >> audio hardware. Rather, it's for managing user and >>
>     >> application access.
>     >> >> 
>     >> >> The one use case on their site is about two people, a
>     >> >> couple, logging in and out of the desktop without
>     >> issues >> of audio access. Woefully insufficient, of
>     >> course. We''' >> have to expand their thinking, I suspect.
>     >> >> 
>     >> >> Janina
>     >> >> 
>     >> >> bart@bunting.net.au writes:> Hi list,
>     >> >> > 
>     >> >> > Does anyone know what would be involved in getting
>     >> the >> outloud speech server to use pulseaudio instead of
>     >> alsa >> directly?
>     >> >> > 
>     >> >> > If this was done am I correct in assuming that
>     >> emacspeak >> would be able to run along side orca if they
>     >> are both >> using pulseaudio?
>     >> >> > 
>     >> >> > Has anyone already thought about this?
>     >> >> > 
>     >> >> > Regards
>     >> >> > 
>     >> >> > Bart
>     >> >> > 
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>     bart> 
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>     >> 
>     >> -- 
>     >> Best Regards, --raman
>     >> 
>     >> 
>     >> Email: raman@users.sf.net WWW:
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>     Tim> 
> -- 
> Tim Cross tcross@rapttech.com.au
>     Tim> 
>     Tim> There are two types of people in IT - those who do not
>     Tim> manage what they understand and those who do not
>     Tim> understand what they manage.
>     Tim> 
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> -- 
> Best Regards,
> --raman
> 
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