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Offline stefanreich

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Switching from PulseAudio to... something else
« on: March 02, 2017, 05:49:50 pm »
Hi,

I am playing with JavaSound and it is a mess. May be Java's problem. Nobody ever seems to have prioritized sound in Java's long history :-\. For example, there are no volume controls whatsoever visible from inside Java in stock Peppermint 7.

Anyway, they say that switching from PulseAudio to ALSA might help. In Java, all the lines show up as "ALSA", even though Peppermint 7 is running PulseAudio (isn't it?).

So that's my question: Can I replace PulseAudio with something else for test purposes?

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Re: Switching from PulseAudio to... something else
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 06:17:42 pm »
ALSA is there too (PulseAudio sits on top of ALSA), so if you just want "pure" ALSA simply uninstall PulseAudio....
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sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pavucontrol
then reboot and you'll be using ALSA

To get at the alsamixer you'd need to run:
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alsamixer



If you decide you want PulseAudio back
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sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pavucontrol
and reboot.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 06:20:17 pm by PCNetSpec »
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