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Considering ConsoleKit and GSettings/DConf

From: Halim Sahin
Subject: Considering ConsoleKit and GSettings/DConf
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:49:41 +0200

On Do, Aug 12, 2010 at 02:27:27 -0400, Trevor Saunders wrote:
> Hi,
> > >>so important, but with ALSA and other audio output methods,
> > >>it's crucial since we block everyone else.
> > >Yes this is correct because the _mainstream_ soundserver uses the
> > >hardware directly and doesn't communicate over alsa's dmix
> > >infrastructure.
> > >If someone would add this options to the distros main soundconfiguraton,
> > 
> > The reason why PulseAudio can't go through dmix is technical.
> > It couldn't get the timing right, and it does the job better than dmix.
> > At least the algorithm is better, I have my doubts about the current
> > implementation :)
> this is a pulse issue, but just no.  That's not ok error handling.  if pulse 
> wants to
> do creepy things that mean it has an exclusive lock on alsa that's fine, but 
> if
> it can't get that lock it *can* still work, it can fallback to using dmix.  I
> would think the pulse developers would realize that suboptimal functioning is
> better than not at all.

Yeah. subscribe to their list and give them some sugestions.

I won't spent my time with this stuff any more.
Before you start with the operation read this:
http://www.mail-archive.com/pulseaudio-discuss at mail.0pointer.de/msg05948.html

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