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The thing is that this is a really dated opinion. While I realise that it was really painful for those months, the end result is that audio on Linux seems to work a hell of a lot better these days.

By making Linux audio temporarily problematic Linux audio became a solved problem (at least in my mind, and the minds of many users of the major distributions that use it)




Except its not dated at all. I have constant issues with PA randomly failing to do basic things like mixing, or outputting any sound at all on newest code releases. This is still a real problem for people, pretending it isnt and everything is solved and working because it works for you is an incredibly shitty attitude.

Stop it.

And yes I reported the bugs.

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I receive all the bugs for Mageia. I don't notice bugreports for PulseAudio like what you describe. Seems very aggressive to suggest that someone has a "incredibly shitty attitude" just because someone has a different perception.

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it's rather frustrating to be continuously told your problems don't exist because they aren't a problem for somebody else.

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It does not seem that dated to me. Last time pulseaudio broke the sound at my computer was in two weeks ago on Debian Squeeze. Could have been a Debian fuckup, could be my hardware but whatever it was it was fixed with sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio.

I realize that is all anecdotal and I could be one of the few people in the world who still have problems with it.

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Well, all software has problems. I just doubt that if problems were as prevalent as the vocal minority make out that PA would remain in the major distributions.

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Not so dated IMHO. My default reaction to sound issues on Ubuntu 12.04 is to kill all pulseaudio processes.

And everytime, without fail, audio starts working again.

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