My audio doesn’t work anymore

Yup. Not sure why. It just happened. I have tried messing around in my audio settings and still nothing. In fact the only audio device I can get to play is not PulseAudio, or anything standard like that, but rather the Intel audio card that it found for my system. While this is all fine and promising it still doesn’t work right. When I tried to set it as my primary device and restarted my machine KDE threw a bunch of error messages my way saying that it couldn’t use the Intel device (really? because that was the only one that worked for me…) and instead fell back to PulseAudio (really? because that one doesn’t work for me…).

Why is it that Linux works great for a short while and then suddenly breaks itself?

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  1. …and now we’re into “Bumtu 11.10 and pulseaudio is still a dismal failure. HDMI audio in “Buntu is a joke on many cards.
    I setup my HDMI audio prefectly in Arch Linux, because Arch uses “ALSA” and keeps it’s distro K.I.S.S.
    Let me say it again, PulseAudio is not an experiment in Linux. it’s a miserable failure.
    Go ahead disagree, but then I want you to carefully explain to my why, on the very same “hardware” system, HDMI/Audio works beautifully with Arch/ALSA, but with *Bumtu/PulseAudio it’s just a mess ?!
    I don’t understand, but googling “pulseaudio” shows a lot of negativity by ALL, and rightfully so.

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