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How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Thorium on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi,

Last january I opened a thread about an issue I have with sound
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=157635
After long search and reading I found that this is a bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/874535

I had few posts with Raymond in the bug site but nothing more.
I can't use my Mint/Mate box to record and play properly and I need these 2 features.
I explained my situation in the bugs.launchpad.net thread but no answer.
I took all the email addresses of people involed in the alsa-driver from the site and sent a personal mail. No answer.
This bug is 2 years old and I don't think they care.

Now I am hopeless and don't know what to do.
I had hope to use the next LTS version but with this bug I can't. My only solution will be to change the distribution.

So you are my last hope. Any idea to get a fix or a workaround or to contact one of these guys?

Many thanks for your help
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Previous1 on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:57 pm

There seems to be a patch in comment 56:

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/16820140 ... ense.patch

Have you tried applying it? You can find instructions on doing so here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st12895678

Note this requires a source entry (set this in software sources or synaptic).
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Thorium on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:59 am

Thank you Previous1 for your interest in my issue.

I saw this post 56 but I thought it was for technical reference (this is an automated message).
If this is a patch I can use, I don't have any clue how and where to install it.
I explained to Raymond my technical level and was expecting an easy way to fix the issue.

I don't understand your second link. This is another issue, what is the relation with alsa-driver?

I am ready to go further, do you have time and patience to write a small how-to and help me along the task?
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Previous1 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:43 am

The second link is for another program yes, but it explains in steps how you can apply a patch (just replace apparmor with alsa-driver)
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Thorium on Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:36 pm

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$ sudo apt-get build-dep alsa-driver
[sudo] password for jp:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list

I can't find the source for the driver. Do you know it?
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Previous1 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:48 pm

Synaptic -> Settings -> Repositories

Then check the "source" entries. Alternatively
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gksudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list

Uncomment (remove the #) the deb-src entries. Then update
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Thorium on Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:35 pm

unfortunately
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$ grep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
...
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/dreibh-ppa-saucy.list:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dreibh/ppa/ubuntu/ saucy main
...
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmoma-audio-recorder-saucy.list:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/osmoma/audio-recorder/ubuntu/ saucy main
after update
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$ sudo apt-get build-dep alsa-driver
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to find a source package for alsa-driver

What to do?
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Thorium on Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:24 am

Today 07 June 2014, I installed Fedora 20 Mate and tested audio.

Audio is perfect no glitch, volume slider jump, no bug !!!!!

So, this is a bug with Ubuntu based OS and people here don't care.

So I say good bye to Mint.

Readers, if you get the same, you know the solution.
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby Previous1 on Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:45 pm

Nobody blames you for taking the road that works for you. :wink: Though Fedora is more aimed at users who can and are willing to help themselves, so you may end up disappointed.
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Re: How to get a fix for a 2 years old bug

Postby niowluka on Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:54 pm

Thorium wrote:Today 07 June 2014, I installed Fedora 20 Mate and tested audio.

Audio is perfect no glitch, volume slider jump, no bug !!!!!

So, this is a bug with Ubuntu based OS and people here don't care.

So I say good bye to Mint.

Readers, if you get the same, you know the solution.


Well done, good luck with Fedora. Don't be affraid experimenting, trying different distros. There is a good reason there are so many flavours out there. You will surely find the one that suits you best.
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