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Bug 308697 - media-plugins/alsa-plugins: improve Pulseaudio support
Summary: media-plugins/alsa-plugins: improve Pulseaudio support
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo ALSA team
Depends on: 308701
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Reported: 2010-03-09 17:43 UTC by Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-05-28 18:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

alsa-plugins-1.0.22.ebuild patch (alsa-plugins-1.0.22.ebuild.patch,629 bytes, patch)
2010-03-09 17:44 UTC, Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED)
Details | Diff
${FILESDIR}/pulse/pulse-alsa.conf (pulse-alsa.conf,435 bytes, text/plain)
2010-03-09 17:44 UTC, Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED)
${FILESDIR}/pulse/pulse.conf (pulse.conf,433 bytes, text/plain)
2010-03-09 17:45 UTC, Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED)

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Description Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-09 17:43:34 UTC
Following upstream (and Ubuntu) directions, I've been able to improve PulseAudio ALSA plugin in a way that it eventually works fine with applications using PA directly.
A simple use case: watch a YT video with <your fav. browser> (thus using flash nsplugin) while listening to music with Audacious2 or Amarok. With the current setup, this causes the nsplugin to take over sound devices completely, since alsa is not properly configured to use PA when available.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-09 17:44:03 UTC
Created attachment 222863 [details, diff]
alsa-plugins-1.0.22.ebuild patch
Comment 2 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-09 17:44:45 UTC
Created attachment 222865 [details]
Comment 3 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-09 17:45:03 UTC
Created attachment 222867 [details]
Comment 4 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-09 17:57:57 UTC
Note: pulse.conf contains absolute path to PA alsa lib because its dirname is not in nor in ALSA stuff using it (upstream bug or feature?). Ubuntu uses to place a entry to address this issue, by the way.
Comment 5 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-22 10:57:42 UTC
ALSA team? Can I merge the patches?
Comment 6 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-05-23 13:21:57 UTC
This bug is rotting! Please do something.
Comment 7 Fabio Erculiani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-05-28 18:44:40 UTC
Since nobody is responding here, I did it myself.

+*alsa-plugins-1.0.23-r1 (28 May 2010)
+  28 May 2010; Fabio Erculiani <>
+  -alsa-plugins-1.0.23.ebuild, +alsa-plugins-1.0.23-r1.ebuild,
+  +files/pulse.conf, +files/pulse-alsa.conf:
+  inject default working pulseaudio configuration, close bug #308697