As you know, the Debian world is switching to PipeWire nearly for the last 1-2 years. I was wondered to see that both PulseAudio and PipeWire audio daemons work on my Librem 5.
I tried to do full switch installing pipewire-pulse, package when PipeWire even represents himself as PulseAudio, but apt says there is know such package in PureOS repo.
To prevent this topic from questions like “Why do you need this?” I have to say something:
- Lags! rhythmbox in conjuction with bluetooth headseat are playing my flac library crappy — nearly every 20-30 seconds crack or flick happens.
- rhythmbox & external bluetooth speaker have the same choopy problem.
- sudo renice -n -19 $RHYTHMBOX_PID # Doesn’t fix problem
- And the most important! My 10-year laptop with Debian GNU/Linux had the same problem with these hardware and software. I’ve done the full PipeWire transition several months ago and the problem went away!
The pipewire-pulse package is needed for this and masking some Pulse services in systemd:
PipeWire - Debian Wiki
What do you think? Have any ideas? Could I use this instruction and download the pipewire-pulse from Debian repo?
Rhythmbox audio player on Librem 5 looks and works just perfect! Recommended! (But 150% or lesser display scaling is needed.)