[SOLVED] Lost sound completely after installing alsa-oss

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[SOLVED] Lost sound completely after installing alsa-oss

Postby eiver on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:36 pm

Yes, this is another sound problem on Linux - I will try to be brief.

1. Installed Linux Mint Gloria 64-bit (sound works perfectly)
2. Installed Team Speak 2 from repos (sound from my microphone in team speak had very poor quality)
3. Installed alsa-oss from repos (according to a tutorial I found on a web)
4. Executed: aoss teamspeak (after that sound from my microphone had good quality in TS)
5. Closed teamspeak and completely lost sound EVERYWHERE.

I hear some static (crackling) noise instead of normal sound.

I tried to:
- reboot several times
- uninstall alsa-oss
- reinstall all alsa related packages I could find
- search the web (found few people with the same problem, but no solution)
- check my hardware (it still works on weendoze)

The only thing I could do is to completely reinstall the system. But before I do that, maybe there is a way to solve this problem. I don't even know where to look.

Edit:
In Audacious I have the following preferences:
ALSA Output plugin
Audio device: Default PCM Device (Default) - this always worked, I never changed that (but now I have no sound)
In desperation I started to change my settings and discovered that I do get correct sound in Audacious if I change the Audio device to: hw:0,0
Other stuff including system login sounds are still corrupt
Last edited by eiver on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Lost sound completely after installing alsa-oss

Postby eiver on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:23 am

I couldn't wait any longer for the solution, so I decided to reinstall the whole system. It was quite easy, because I have my home folder on a separate partition.

I must say, this is the first serious issue I encountered with Mint so far. (Can't blame Mint itself, because it is not a Mint package... Can't even blame Ubuntu... The package comes from Debian).
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