Click Feedback?

Rahul Joshi rjoshi31 at
Tue Jun 10 16:01:24 CEST 2008

Will this mean I wont be able to hear an SMS arrive in background while I
listen to music?

Rahul J

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at>

> Hi guys,
> we have been shipping pulseaudio (which is quite a CPU hog on embedded
> systems) on our rootfs for quite a while now. The main reason not to use
> alsa
> directly was because of mixing, since alsa dmix absolutely does not cut it.
> However just recently I ponder whether I should remove pulseaudio for the
> time
> being. I have been mainly using it to create a click sound (touch
> feedback),
> since ring tone et. al playback goes over gstreamer anyways.
> So... how important is that click sound to you? Would you miss it?
> Personally,
> I love it, since the device kind of vibrates (because it's low enough)
> hence
> I immediately know that the touch has been recognized, even if the UI takes
> a
> bit. However, I know lot of other people hate it.
> If we were to get rid of it, we could ditch pulseaudio and go directly to
> alsa. This means no longer being able to mix sounds, but rather stick them
> into a queue and play them sequentially.
> Opinions?
> :M:
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