[pulseaudio-discuss] pavucontrol preventing sources from suspending

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Feb 5 06:02:44 PST 2009


The vumeter on the Input devices tab will show a nice vumeter even if 
nothing is recording....

This means that if you have pavucontrol open and use a crappy 
application (like Skype) to record sound via the device directly (as is 
the only way with skype - playback is cool via pulse but recording sucks 
big time), then it cannot open the device because pavucontrol has hogged it.

I think that pavucontrol should only display a vumeter for sources if a 
real app has the source open too.




Colin Guthrie

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