Eli Wapniarski wrote:
Here is an example of how pulseaudio cripples my system. I run KDE
KDM. With pulseaudio installed in the system pulseaudio automatically runs
in the background. With a MMORPG that I run under wine I can't connect to
the network unless I completely kill pulseaudio. Phonon does not need
pulseaudio to run so I remove pulseaudio except for the libraries
otherwise I would be forced to uninstall half my computer and probably
completely break it due unnecessary dependencies. Now I run Konqueror with
nspluginwrapper and flash 32bit plugin because I'm running Fedora 11
x86_64 and the Beta 64 flash plugin crashes continuously. I go to youtube
and guess what. No sound.
Well, there are at least 2 possible causes:
1. the sound device is busy, so Flash can't open it. Guess what, that's what
PulseAudio is for!
2. you uninstalled PulseAudio without uninstalling alsa-plugins-pulseaudio,
so your ALSA apps are still trying to talk to PulseAudio. That won't work,
There may be some other explanation.