Comment 35 for bug 579300

Hello Fabien,

You're very right about it. But pulse is well needed. One of the important things from pulse is the function as sound server. On that point it's working very well. Also it's doeing a great job for playing music files and so on. Like rhytmbox.

But yes it is really needed to have oss emu enabled into the kernel since indeed almost all pci tv cards are not working wel whitout it.
Sound hda cards are not very good supported by pulse (even wrongly) all the cd in line in mic in do not work trough pulse.
But they do wel work trough alsa as long you untoggle manually via alsa-mixer and put the right setting for your card into
alsa-base.conf.

Then the games .... gnome radio ... and so on.

We can say

UBUNTU IS MULTIMEDIA WISE JUST CRAP WHITOUT THE OSS EMU ENABLED INTO THE CORE AND REALLY IS ON A GOOD WAY TO BEAT WINDOWS INTO THE BAD OPERATING SYSTEMS. ALSO THE WHOLE LINUX PURPOse AND UPSET IS FULLY GONE BY THAT UBUNTU IS GOING IN 180 ° OPOSSITE DIRECTION THEN THE GOAL OF LINUX.