[arch-general] Muting internal speakers

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Fri Jun 15 16:29:13 EDT 2012

Am Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:27:47 -0700
schrieb David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org>:

> I think it *might* be possible to configure PulseAudio to work
> correctly. But in my experience, only LinuxMint has gotten this right
> out of the box.

Unfortunately not. The configuration methods you find in the web, in
several forums and mailing lists is just a workaround. Well, I wouldn't
even call it workaround, because those professional audio cards are
crippled down to simple stereo cards by those configurations.

PA is not able to handle those audio cards as they are meant to be

> And in the majority of these cases over the last few years, removing
> pulseaudio was the *only* thing I had to do to get sound working.

I must admit that I'm not a GNOME user, I'm using Xfce, but I don't
think that it is the right way to force the users to install PA as a
dependency, even if PA can be uninstalled afterwards. On the other hand
I read that it's not that easy to just uninstall PA.


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