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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 08:25:41 PST 2011

On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 17:01 +0200, 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 believe I already replied you on the Arch forums, and instructed you
to do the following - Run pavucontrol and qjackctl and show us what
you're seeing.

Just start up jack, start pulseaudio -vvvv in a terminal, and then load
the jack modules and see what happens. With that picture noone here
would be able to help you I think.

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