[PlanetCCRMA] Pd + PulseAudio?

Peter Kirn peter at createdigitalmedia.net
Tue Mar 23 17:10:11 PDT 2010

Okay... I may have spoken too soon. I think Neils may be right and,
despite the Fedora distro advice (and even what I had heard from Paul
Davis), disabling PulseAudio may be the only sure-fire solution

I just can't get Pd-extended to properly talk to audio. Sometimes it
works, more often it doesn't. Sometimes quitting applications that use
PulseAudio works, sometimes it doesn't.

Most notably, starting qjackctl first and setting JACK as the audio
system often doesn't work.

I either get a sync error / cannot open audio interface, or ...
nothing. (No error, just no sound, literally.)

I definitely suspect PulseAudio, as I see this behavior consistently
on PA systems.


A good way to temporarily disable PulseAudio to ensure that's the
issue before I remove it completely, just to test this?


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Niels Mayer <nielsmayer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Forgot to mention gnome-volume-control -- don't use it as it expects
> pulseaudio.
> Instead, create a custom launcher on the panel that runs alsamixer with the
> chosen device e.g.
> "xterm -geometry 160x24 +sb -e alsamixer -c SB" or "envy24control"
> "echomixer" "hdspmixer" "cspctl" etc from package 'alsa-tools'.
> Niels
> http://nielsmayer.com
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM, sonictwin <ruhtranayr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Everything worked perfectly and now I can play music while jackd is
>> running.
>> However,
>> gnome-volume-control is not to be found in gnome-panel,
>> running 'gnome-volume-control' via alt+f2 i get the popup "Waiting for
>> sound
>> system to respond"
>> and via terminal:
>> $ gnome-volume-control
>> ** (gnome-volume-control:15392): WARNING **: Connection failed,
>> reconnecting...
>> Time to search the web for a different volume-control app
>> Cheers!
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