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PulseAudio Pwns

(Aren’t acronyms alliterations cool!?)

I just installed PulseAudio using a few well-written pages (as is usual in the Gentoo world). Within minutes I was able to set up a stable system with very little tweaking. My favorite features are:

  • Individual application volume control
  • Everything works together. Now I can use TeamSpeak, listen to music, and play a game all at the same time.
  • Easier configuration: pretty much everything is GUI-based (except for the configuration files which you really only need to touch once), so you don’t have to dig into alsamixer or other applications to tweak audio.

Ubuntu 8.04 includes it by default, so just install it and you have the basics. Some GUI tools are not pre-installed, but are available by request.