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7.168. pulseaudio

Updated pulseaudio packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
PulseAudio is a sound server for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It is intended to be an improved drop-in replacement for the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESOUND).

Bug Fixes

Previously, the pulseaudio(1) man page did not mention the PulseAudio cookie file. As a consequence, if a user wanted to connect to the audio server but was logged in with a different user and cookie, the connection failed, and it was not clear from the documentation what the user must do. With this update, the man page has been improved, and the necessary steps can be found there.
Prior to this update, certain applications that require lower audio latency produced low-quality sound when using the PulseAudio "combine" module. With this update, the "combine" module uses automatically adjusted audio latency instead of fixed high audio latency. As a result, sound quality is no longer affected when using low-latency applications with the "combine" module.
Previously, the following warning message was displayed during the booting process when using PulseAudio :
udevd[PID]: GOTO 'pulseaudio_check_usb' has no matching label in: '/lib/udev/rules.d/90-pulseaudio.rules'
The invalid parameter that caused this problem has been removed from PulseAudio udev rules, and the warning message no longer appears.
Users of pulseaudio are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.