[chuck-users] strange mini behaviour/ubuntu

Andrew C. Smith acsmith at willamette.edu
Sat Sep 26 08:43:30 EDT 2009

For what it's worth, the same thing happens to me on OS X 10.6 (and
earlier on 10.5) with a MacBook Pro.


On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 2:26 AM, Atte Andre Jensen
<atte.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Kassen wrote:
>> I believe (but this is based purely on gut feeling) that Pulse-audio
>> (the Ubuntu default) doesn't play as nice with Alsa as it should. For
>> me this seems related to certain applications (say Skype or a browser
>> running Flash (or having opened it)) claiming the soundcard in ways
>> they shouldn't. As ChucK depends on the audio drivers polling it (or
>> so it seems to me) a malformed connection there  will muck up every
>> thing else.
>> For me it has so far been fixed by stopping the VM, quitting all such
>> programs, adn re-starting it. sadly this process may well crash the
>> mini altogether.
> Hmm, you might be right but:
> 1) I installed miniAudicle on my wifes eee running a vanilla ubuntu 9.04 and
> I never had a problem here.
> 2) He didn't have any other applications running at the time.
> 3) I wasn't able to successfully run the mini even a single time.
> Wouldn't a solution be to remove pulseaudio? I didn't hear much good about
> it over at linux-audio-users, many say the first thing they do upon
> installation is to remove pulseaudio...
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