[pulseaudio-discuss] Proper PulseAudio installation for KUbuntu 10.4 ; jor PA

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jun 24 00:44:56 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and giovanni_re at 24/06/10 08:26 did gyre and gimble:
> So, what is the proper set of packages to get a proper PA system installed on KUbuntu?

That's really a question for KUbuntu folks. As upstream, we cannot
really comment accurately about distros we're not necessarily familiar
with (which is the case for me with KUbuntu).

Some users may be able to offer practical advice.

If you are part of the KUbuntu project and want to get advice on how
best to integrate support, then by all means pop on to IRC for a more
interactive discussion.

But primarily, KUbuntu is just a "KDE Distro" and thus the general
advice for KDE is what I'd suggest here.

I believe the necessary support in Phonon and KMix is not included in
the KUbuntu distribution (although, as above, I'm not familiar with it
so cannot comment fully), but suffice to say, the GUIs and interfaces
you should expect to see and user are outlined here:


If you don't see that, go bug your local friendly KUbuntuman and ask
them to provide repositories where the necessary support is compiled in
to both packages. It's pretty simple and I can be consulted if there are
any issues.



PS Oh and padevchooser is not really replaced by anything per-se. It
works in a strange/outdated way that generally breaks several things. We
generally recommend using pavucontrol instead. paman is really only a
debug tool which can be better done via the command line now for handy
copy+paste diagnosis and pavumeter has been rolled into pavucontrol too.

PS2: Although there have been no releases for 6 months, there have been
several stability/bug fixes since with we push to the stable-queue
branches which distros pull from when creating their packages. There are
a lot of new changes in our master branch and there will be a release
within the next six months or so, but no solid time frames as of yet.


Colin Guthrie

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