Sound Confusion: Alsa, Pulse, Mixer, etc...

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jadube, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. jadube

    jadube New Member

    I'm a noob - migrating from XP. I have sound partly working (audacious Yes, Skype No) but don't really know how to manage the settings. Would like to see a summary or 'how to' on choosing/installing correct driver, Alsa/Alsaconf, Pulse, OSS, mixer options (eg with only 2 speakers - can I remove the front/back items... what is LFE?), Volume (output level much lower on Linux using same external amp setting), etc.

    There is a Skype on Fedora9 'howto' which said to create a user account for pulse - which maybe the right thing to do - but adds to my confusion over sound setup.

    thanks for any advice/links...
    ps- this ALSA setup page at may help get alsa working if you are stuck.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008

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