Two pointers on pulseaudio and Debian Squeeze

Date:2013-01-21 21:31:00

  • PulseAudio: The Perfect Setup explains how to configure pulseaudio. After following these steps on Debian Squeeze all programs where playing their sound nicely. Only mpd and skype were not working.
  • Getting MPD to work with Pulse audio in Debian Squeeze explains how to configure the pulse audio device in the mpd.conf. The basic idea is to use the source given in the output of
    pactl stat
    as sink in the configuration of mpd:
    audio_output {
            type    "pulse"
            name    "Pulseaudio"
            server  "localhost"
            sink "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_09.0.analog-surround-41"