Posted by yamanickill on June 30, 2009
A couple of things that I needed to say, first of all, Firefox 3.5 has officially been released! Woop! That is good. It is 2 times faster than firefox 3, 10 times faster than firefox 2 and it implements the new HTML 5
So I would advise you all to get it asap.
Second of all, an update on my sound issues with Karmic Koala…it has now completely died. It doesn’t recognise my sound card anymore. Really annoying…I’ll have to file a bug for this.
Sorry about all the posts I have posted today, but I needed to say these
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Posted by yamanickill on June 17, 2009
I have decided that I am going to go through the whole of Karmic Koala’s development, and will write bugs, and document my problems etc with it.
So, I just upgraded from Alpha 1 (in which nothing was different really…just a debian sync) to Alpha 2.
What happened now? My audio setup has been mucked up. Woop! I had a great pulseaudio setup with pavucontrol, and everything was working fine. Now…its gone back to only 1 output working. Which is kind of annoying. Will try and fix it and see if I can.
I have also notices that firefox 3.5 is in the repo now (although it is called firefox-3.1, even though the version number is 3.5b4).
Gnome 2.27.1 is the version now, but I can’t see anything different with it, and also the kernel has been updated to 2.6.30-5.6.
Apart from these things, I can’t notice anything else really new, but it is only the second alpha, so there should be lots more to come.
Turns out the problem lies with firefox. I can have more than 1 app using my sound card. Unless one of them is Firefox. If firefox uses my sound card, nothing else can. And if something else is using my sound card, firefox can’t. But, everything else seems fine. Odd.
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Posted by yamanickill on June 10, 2009
Ok, I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 and, yet again, my audio set up really just doesn’t work. The first program that uses my sound, steals it. I’ve not figured out a way around this yet, but I will sometime.
I know, however, that this is not pulseaudio’s fault. It is Ubuntu. If I can direct you to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/09/fedora_11_review/ where they talk about Fedora and it’s pulseaudio implementation, which has just got better. They even have a cool application to turn specific application’s volumes up and down.
I have found very few people that have been complaining about sound in Fedora 10 or 11. But yet, we still can’t get pulseaudio even working in Ubuntu, never mind getting fancy features into it, like Fedora.
What is it that causes all these problems with pulseaudio in Ubuntu? I would love to know.
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