genghiskhan at gmx.ca
Sat May 11 13:15:32 CEST 2013
May you detail what parts of Xfce are those that you want to support
PulseAudio in a satisfactory manner?
Does your GNU distro use xfce4-mixer or another sort of mixer?
Last time I used that distro (2008 or 2009), it had a bloated setup and
consumed too much memory in relation to what Xfce regularly consumes, I
had GNOME mixer installed and also gnome-panel when xfce-panel was the
default panel; I felt as if I am using a pilot version of GNU/Linux.
If I need PulseAudio in Salix OS, I install PulseAudio tools from
SBo and mate-media which has a fork of gnome-volume-control
(mate-volume-control) which is working well with PulseAudio.
On Fri, 10 May 2013 11:06:45 -0400
Brandon Watkins <bwat47 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > OTOH, some users love to use Xfce without PulseAudio (ALSA alone),
> > and won't accept PulseAudio as a dependancy of xfce4-volumed or
> > xfce4-mixer. I understand them, since I used ALSA alone for years
> > before I could make PA work with Timidity++ without any lag.
PulseAudio can be a suggested/optional dependency.
> I agree XFCE shouldn't make pulseaudio required because a lot of XFCE
> users probably do prefer using just alsa, but I think XFCE properly
> supporting pulseaudio out of the box is long overdue. Pulseaudio
> works quite well these days and is the default in many distros. On my
> system I've found pulseaudio to be a necessity for doing things like
> using my HDMI audio output (its a PIA to do with just alsa). It
> currently takes too much tweaking to get XFCE working satisfactorily
> with pulseaudio, luckily the xubuntu distro has done a good job of
> getting this working out of the box and thats one of the major
> reasons that its my XFCE distro of choice.
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