[arch-general] Muting internal speakers

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Fri Jun 15 07:52:02 EDT 2012

Am Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:22:45 +0800
schrieb ShichaoGao <xgdgsc at gmail.com>:

> True!
> Maybe many people got the bad impression of PA in previous versions.

Maybe many people got the bad impression of PA, because PA just still
doesn't work with their audio cards, and because PA still causes more
problems than it solves.

There are only a very few SoundBlaster and AC'97 onboard sound cards
which are supported by PA. Maybe PA works with those sound cards. But
it doesn't work with other ones like the (semi-)professional audio
cards. And most of PA's features - well, every useful feature - is
available by ALSA and/or the audio applications themselves.

Nevertheless installing PA just adds a new additional layer that can
cause problems. So finding the reason for a bug is unnecessarily more
complicated than without PA. Oh yes, I forgot, PA doesn't and never
will have any bugs. Bugs are always only caused by ALSA, which works
absolute flawlessly, even with those (semi-)professional audio cards.


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