Click Feedback?

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at
Tue Jun 10 16:08:30 CEST 2008

First thing I tried to do when I got my FreeRunner was turn the clicks off ;-)

Getting used to it now though, although I probably wouldn't miss it.


On 10/06/2008, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote:
> 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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