[pulseaudio-discuss] Ubuntu PulseAudio into KUbuntu ; jor pulseaudio

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
Sun Sep 5 23:00:36 PDT 2010

What's a/some good way, to fairly quickly get the working pulse-audio
system from the Ubuntu 10.04 into a KUbuntu 10.04 system?

Background:  KU's pa install is broken: doesn't work.  But, Ubuntu's

In fact, Ric Moore, Ubuntu+KDE user, specifically took extra steps to
get a system with a working PA in an Ubuntu 10.04 system that uses the
KDE desktop: He installed Ubuntu, & added in KDE.

Note:  merely adding the pulse-audio package into a KUbuntu 10.04 system
brings in a pa system that is broken, doesn't work.

So, given Ric's success, a working KDE system on Ubuntu 10.04 can have
PA working properly,
I'm thinking there is highly likely some fairly easy way to get the
Ubuntu PA stuff into a KUbuntu system.

I'm thinking there is likely somewhere on earth someone who can fairly
easily figure out how to do that.  Probably someone who knows some CS
graph dependency theory, some sort search & prune theory & tools, & who
can figure out how to query the Ubuntu & KUbuntu 10.04 apt package
manager database, & figure out exactly what packages & configurations
are needed, & a procedure to get them there/installed.

Do a diff on 2 working systems, or on just the package dependency graph,
& determine what the relevant differences & necessities are.

Point: I have a working KUbuntu system, with so much configuration &
extra sw added to it that it would be an immense job to do a fresh
Ubuntu install, add KDE, (to get PA working), & have to add in all the
other stuff I've added & configured.

Background: this is currently motivated by the fact that my Skype
install fails the voice loopback, by returning voice grossly lowered in
pitch, but at the proper rate.  [In Audacity, I can record & play back
my voice fine, so the problem is Skype related, & pulse-audio might
provide a better setup for Skype to work from.]  IIRC, I'm 50% sure,
some months ago Skype did loopback my voice properly.  &, I have a vague
recollection that pulse audio somehow might have helped, or could help,
get this skype problem fixed.

I'm thinking that perhaps, for a working KDE in Ubuntu system, at worst
I might have to apt _UN_install some/all of the KDE stuff, then install
the pulse audio stuff, & then reinstall the KDE stuff.

Anyone know the answer, or see this as an interesting challenge, & can
figure out a way to get pulse-audio working on an already installed
KUbuntu 10.04 system?

Thanks :)

Here's some of my system info:

dpkg -l | grep pulse
rc  libpulse-browse0                    
1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14 PulseAudio client
libraries (zeroconf suppor
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0             
1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14 PulseAudio client
libraries (glib support)
ii  libpulse0                           
1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14 PulseAudio client
rc  pulseaudio                          
1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14 PulseAudio sound server
ii  vlc-plugin-pulse                     1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2               
                PulseAudio plugin for VLC

dpkg -l | grep alsa
ii  alsa-base                           
                ALSA driver configuration files
ii  alsa-utils                           1.0.22-0ubuntu5                
                ALSA utilities
ii  bluez-alsa                           4.60-0ubuntu8                  
                Bluetooth audio support
ii  libsdl1.2debian-alsa                 1.2.14-4ubuntu1.1              
                Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and ALSA 

 dpkg -l | grep oss
ii  audacity                             1.3.12-2                       
                A fast, cross-platform audio editor
ii  audacity-data                        1.3.12-2                       
                A fast, cross-platform audio editor (data)
ii  krosspython                          4:4.4.2-0ubuntu2               
                Python module for Kross
ii  libao2                               0.8.8-5ubuntu2                 
                Cross Platform Audio Output Library
ii  libflac++6                           1.2.1-2build2                  
                Free Lossless Audio Codec - C++ runtime libr
ii  libflac8                             1.2.1-2build2                  
                Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtime C librar
ii  libieee1284-3                        0.2.11-5ubuntu3                
                cross-platform library for parallel port acc
ii  libqca2-plugin-ossl                  0.1~20070904-4build1           
                QCA OSSL plugin for libqca2
ii  libwavpack1                          4.60.1-1                       
                an audio codec (lossy and lossless) - librar
ii  libwxgtk2.8-0                          
                wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit (GT
ii  oss-compat                           0.0.4+nmu3                     
                OSS compatibility package

 dpkg -l | grep phon
ii  libphonon4                           4:4.6.2-0ubuntu5               
                Qt 4 Phonon module
ii  phonon                               4:4.6.2-0ubuntu5               
                Qt 4 Phonon module metapackage
ii  phonon-backend-xine                  4:4.4.0-0ubuntu2               
                Phonon Xine 1.1.x backend

Are there any other packages worth checking for?

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