[pulseaudio-discuss] Trying to get Pukseaudio playing nice with KDE 4.6 on Arch Linux

gkodadek at gmail.com gkodadek at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 07:13:34 PST 2011

On Sunday, February 13, 2011 05:01:19 PM Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 08:12 -0600, gkodadek at gmail.com wrote:
> > I'm trying to get PulseAudio running nicely over Jack so I can run my
> > regular Alsa apps at the same time that Jack is running, but I think my
> > PulseAudio is incorrectly configured. I've started both pulsaudio-x11
> > and pulseaudio-kde. Here's a screenshot of my system setting module; I
> > don't think this is what i should be seeing:
> > 
> > http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/audio.png
> > 
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> I'm not familiar with Phonon, so I don't really know how that window
> should look like. Although the Jack sink is listed there, I guess the
> Jack sink isn't available for use? (Otherwise you probably wouldn't be
> asking...)
> Transferring audio from Pulseaudio to Jack is implemented in module-jack
> sink. As can be guessed from the module name, it creates a virtual sink
> (ie. output device) in Pulseaudio. The module connects to Jack as a
> client. Everything played to the Jack sink will be then available from
> the output ports of the Pulseaudio client at Jack side.
> module-jack-sink is not currently loaded automatically, so if it's not
> loaded (check with "pactl list | grep module-jack-sink" - it doesn't
> print anything if the module isn't loaded), then load it manually with
> "pactl load-module module-jack-sink". See
> http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/Modules#module-jack-sink for possible module
> arguments, in case the default settings aren't satisfactory.

I'm not even at that point yet; I'm not getting any sound with PulseAudio 
enabled at all. I know something's not right because the contents of that 
screenshot are not what I should be seeing, but I have no idea how to proceed 
from this point. 

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