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Pulseaudio with JACK

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Right now I'm using pulseaudio with jack plugins (on Debian testing) to route all audio through jack. I have a couple of minor issue, though:

First, volume controls. KMix doesn't, for some reason, have my card as an an option in playback devices when I go to select the master channel - it only lists Jack sink and the HDMI audio of my video card. The problem with this is that with Jack sink selected as the master channel, adjusting the volume only affects all audio going through pulseaudio, not those using Jack directly - the only way to change volume of Jack applications is to adjust the volume through alsamixer, but if I forget to do that, my ears are in for an unpleasant surprise.

Second, on resuming from sleep, something somewhere poops over itself. The PA Jack sink just disappears, which I can fix with simply 'pulseaudio -k' (it restarts itself when I do that) and if I have fluidsynth running, I have to restart it, otherwise all programs using it remain silent.

Any ideas?
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If your on Debian I'd drop Pulse and go with plain ALSA/Jack and you might have more luck. I don't think Debian has "embraced" pulse audio like other distros, so it should be pretty free of any reason to require it.
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To be fair to Debian, Pulse Audio is broken on every distro.
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post

If your on Debian I'd drop Pulse and go with plain ALSA/Jack and you might have more luck. I don't think Debian has "embraced" pulse audio like other distros, so it should be pretty free of any reason to require it.
AFAIK JACK locks the device it uses so that no other applications can use it (besides those going through JACK of course); that would still be the kind of annoyance I'm trying to avoid. I might try it out anyway, though.

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To be fair to Debian, Pulse Audio is broken on every distro.
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