[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio elusive

Achim Frase achim.frase at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 7 13:26:10 PST 2008

Am Sonntag, den 07.12.2008, 12:34 -0800 schrieb Luke Yelavich:
> On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 09:16:26AM PST, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > 'Twas brillig, and Jack Tanner at 07/12/08 14:55 did gyre and gimble:
> > > Colin Guthrie <gmane <at> colin.guthr.ie> writes:
> > > 
> > >> Well the main tool that is used when you have PA underneath is 
> > >> pavucontrol. This app will allow you to work with all your currently 
> > >> running streams and allow you to change the device they use etc. Once 
> > >> you change this setting it should be remembered from then on (e.g. pulse 
> > >> will know that VLC prefers to be on the Audigy, MythTV prefers the VIA etc.)
> > > 
> > > Whoa! Colin, thank you, that just turned on so many lightbulbs. I'd run
> > > pavucontrol a bunch of times, but nothing seemed incorrect from just looking at
> > > the GUI. Following what you just said, I ran it with sound actually playing in
> > > vlc at the same time, and lo! more stuff showed up. This was completely
> > > non-obvious to me, that to make pavucontrol do anything, you had to have a
> > > stream going at the same time.
> > 
> > Yeah, I think more needs to be done here to make it more obvious. In 
> > actual fact a usability "improvement" was to default to the "Sinks" tab 
> > if no streams are running, but in actual fact if it started with a blank 
> > pane and some text saying "No active streams. This pane will list blah, 
> > blah blah" would actually be better for first time users etc.
> Pavucontrol hasn't yet been included in Ubuntu, due to the UI issues that exist with it. I have asked someone on the Desktop Experience team to have a look at it, and if they think any UI redesign needs doing, we will likely be doing it for Ubuntu Jaunty.
> So if anybody on the list has any other UI tweak suggestions, in conjunction with the Ubuntu Desktop Experience team, I will make patches available to improve pavucontrol's UI.
> Luke

Does the Desktop Experience team work together with the Fedora people?
It seems they are trying to reach the same goals for Fedora11.



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