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PulseAudio 2.0 released
Posted May 11, 2012 22:58 UTC (Fri) by adamgundy (subscriber, #5418)
With PulseAudio 1.0, we added infrastructure to loosely support the concept of "ports", which are meant to be mapped to actual supported audio paths (read: physical outputs like your speaker or 3.5mm jack). These needed to be dealt with manually, and thus were not too interesting to users. With PulseAudio 2.0 and a recent Linux kernel (3.3.0 or higher), we now automatically detect whether a jack is plugged in to your device or not, and act accordingly. Currently, this buys us the ability to manage volumes for different outputs separately, and future work will allow more advanced features like easing the set up of multichannel output, etc.
Posted May 13, 2012 2:06 UTC (Sun) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
Posted May 13, 2012 4:03 UTC (Sun) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
Ever considered that just building your own 3.x kernel and testing is a real cheap way to find out? Or grab a random LiveCD with it, and look?
Posted May 13, 2012 14:10 UTC (Sun) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
On my Fedora 16 box with 3.3.4, I seem to have a kernel module named 'mga' which claims to be for "Matrox G200/G400" and requires binary firmware I don't have (I probably have a G400 somewhere but no slot to put it in) but I
- don't know for sure that this works with your specific model (of course)
- don't know if it enables sufficient features to make a modern glitzy UI work properly, e.g. GNOME 3
Posted Jun 12, 2012 16:19 UTC (Tue) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
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