Homebrew: Speakers not working? Fix it with PulseAudio Restarter | webOS Nation

Homebrew: Speakers not working? Fix it with PulseAudio Restarter

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Mon, 19 Sep 2011 3:40 pm EDT

A common "feature" of every webOS device that has been made from the very beginning, is how conveniently often all of the sound would completely stop. Nothing is worse than wanting to play your music for a friend, only to have the speakers on your phone or TouchPad left completely silent. Whether that was because of the headset mode problem of the early Palm Pre, or the annoyance that comes regularly for TouchPad owners with PulseAudio, both could sometimes only be fixed with a device (or Luna) restart. Talk about a PITA.

A new homebrew app by PreCentral member FoxFireX that has arrived in the Preware catalog is said to fix the PulseAudio problem, turning our tears of sadness back into tears of joy as we jam out to our favorite songs. The app, called PulseAudio Restarter, allows for quick and easy restarting of the sound on your device. It takes all of 20 seconds to install via Preware and launch, which is so much better than the minute and a half it takes to reboot the device everytime you want to listen to watch a YouTube video.

You can see some of the details of FoxFireX's work in the PreCentral thread linked below, but first load Preware and get the app downloaded. No more hesitation, just do it.

Source: PreCentral Forums; Thanks, Roger!