[Gllug] What's a sound server?

Adrian McMenamin adrian at newgolddream.dyndns.info
Thu Jun 12 06:53:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 01:13 +0100, - Tethys wrote:

> This question prompted by the fact that the Intel 82801G produces
> precisely zero sound on my new box. Apparently I need to have
> pulseaudio running (which I do), but I don't know why. I'm sure Linux
> userland has got unnecessarily complex while I haven't been looking...

They aren't anything new, esd has been around in Linux at least as long
as I have (2001) 

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