I know this is a bug that probably will be fixed in a later version of wine 1.3X. But I was hoping if there is a way to tweak of edit the current version if I have this problem again (I still have it).

At first everything was working perfectly, but then after 10 minutes I got a bad sound. I still get the bad sound and it's not localized to a specific application it's also in the wine test sound function.

wine version: wine-1.3.31

I have the winealsa driver. It's a new interface and all the old fixes doesn't work.

in the default selesctions you can choose default, System deafult or HDMI (external).

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  • Wine 1.3 is the development version. Does this happen in Wine 1.2 too?
    – Anonymous
    Oct 25, 2011 at 17:26
  • wine 1.2 doesn't even work for me...
    – Alvar
    Oct 25, 2011 at 17:29
  • If possible, select the pulse driver. If not, call the wine application with pasuspender ahead.
    – aquaherd
    Oct 25, 2011 at 20:33
  • tell me how to? I don't know this new interface....
    – Alvar
    Oct 26, 2011 at 4:49
  • This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here.
    – Ringtail
    Mar 1, 2012 at 16:07

1 Answer 1


Here's the details on how to use aquaherd's suggestion of pasuspender.

pasuspender will bypass the pulseaudio system for a given program. To try this, open a terminal window (Press Alt+F2 and type gnome-terminal). Then try the following command substituting whatever windows program you want to run for the final argument:

cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/SomethingEleseHere
wineserver -k #stop wine if it is running
pasuspender -- wine SomeApplicationHere.exe

You can also try pasuspender -- winecfg to run the configuration and test speakers with pulseaudio suspended


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