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How many folks use mx-select-sound

How many folks use mx-select-sound

Yes, I use it
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35%
No, I don't use it.
15
65%
 
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How many folks use mx-select-sound

#1 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am

Since we added pulseaudio back with MX 15, I'm wondering how many folks still use mx-select-sound?
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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 pm

I do :) Often the card is not selected so I have to select it to get sound to work.
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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#3 Post by namida12 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:03 pm

Often I have found the correct card is not chosen if using a separate video card.
HDMI has been the problem for me most of the time.

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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#4 Post by frank392 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:17 pm

not me

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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#5 Post by Adrian » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 pm

Didn't use it before pulseaudio either because I have only one sound card, so pulseaudio didn't change anything for me...

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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:37 pm

I have used it since MX-15 out of habit and b/c it is so simple to see what to do, as opposed to PA.
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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#7 Post by dreamer » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:17 pm

I uninstalled pulseaudio on MX-17 as a test. mx-select-sound didn't work or I couldn't make it work so I reinstalled pulseaudio. Fortunately pulseaudio has been good enough on MX-17. Fact is that I have tried to run many distros without pulseaudio and never have the sound selector utilities worked for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pulseaudio is good for selecting default sound card. That's probably its greatest strength. :footinmouth:

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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#8 Post by KoO » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:15 pm

I use pulseaudio pavuconrol for anything sound related under MX-17 with my USB interface mostly helpful with newly install audio programs (apps) so I can select the right output. (Can play sound from many programs at the same time)
With antiX i still use it for newly installed programs. But with ncmpcpp I run this with alsa as hardware so I control my sound volume with the interface only . Opening pavuconrol with ncmpcpp playing this has no bearing on the sound output what so ever. And desktop volume controls won,t change the volume at all with this set to hardware.. (I can only get sound from one program at a time like this.)

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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#9 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:49 am

dreamer wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Pulseaudio is good for selecting default sound card. That's probably its greatest strength. :footinmouth:
I have NO idea how to do it outside of this mx-select-sound app, I wouldn't know where to look in PA *giggle*
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Re: How many folks use mx-select-sound

#10 Post by asqwerth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:06 am

Pulseaudio has always worked well for me in previous versions of MX. The only time I had issues was with MX17 where the sound was muted by default in PA. But it had nothing to do with not selecting the right sound card.
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