[AG-TECH] rat, Pulse Audio, Ubuntu
p.ohanlon at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Jul 30 06:25:51 CDT 2009
I've also seen many general issues with Pulse on Ubuntu - it doesn't
seem a very stable audio system as yet. It seems quite dependent upon
drivers for the audio hardware. I for example have had to disable
Pulse as my audio device (AMD8111 chipset) does not work reliably with
Pulse. Hence I've had trouble trying to debug RAT on Pulse as well.
2009/7/30 Christoph Willing <c.willing at uq.edu.au>:
> We've seen many instances of problems running rat with Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty jackalope), apparently due to the combination of rat with the Pulse Audio system and ALSA audio driver.
> Changing the audio device which rat uses from ALSA to OSS seems to fix the problem. However making this change from ALSA to OSS (via the rat Preferences panel) has been quite difficult for some reason. We now have a systematic method to make the change, documented at:
> If you're not having audio problems, don't change anything. Otherwise, the steps outlined at that page may help.
> Christoph Willing +61 7 3365 8316
> QCIF Access Grid Manager
> University of Queensland
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