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Sound Issues after UP5

Postby flon on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:12 pm

UP5 in a cloned copy. Made as the recipe, step by step.
After reboot I have the same issues as before when upgrading with Synaptic:

Kradio4: no audio output. Error messages:
2012-09-29T15:31:23 KRadio4, Versão 4.0.4: Iniciado registro
2012-09-29T15:31:26 Extensão ALSA: ERRO: snd_mixer_attach para a placa default
2012-09-29T15:31:54 Extensão ALSA: ERRO: snd_mixer_attach para a placa default
2012-09-29T15:31:55 ALSA Plugin: Error opening PCM device default: Conexão recusada
2012-09-29T15:49:06 Extensão ALSA: ERRO: snd_mixer_attach para a placa default
2012-09-29T15:49:07 ALSA Plugin: Error opening PCM device default: Conexão recusada

Audacious (no other player installed):

snd_pcm_open failed: conection refused.

Audacity: record and playback funcions ok, but the device has changed to a "STAC92xx analog", and now it's using ALSA
(Before UP5: Pulse).


4 HDTV/VLC: sound Ok, but as Audacity: device changed, and no Pulse.
(output module: "default". But now, which is this "default"?)

Mate sound control:
Error message: Waiting answer from the audio system.

PAVUcontrol: a (t)error message. As frequently, the warning talks to some geek. Unusable for mortals!


Some 6 hours spent seeking "where" and "how". Too much ado for nothing.


f@z ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host z Kernel 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 6400 (-MCP-) cache 2048 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips 8524
Clock Speeds: (1) 2131.002 MHz (2) 2131.002 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel 82G965 Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org Res: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 965G GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 8.0.3 Direct Rendering Yes

Audio: Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24

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Re: Sound Issues after UP5

Postby eiver on Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:55 am


I updated to UP5.
I chose to keep all config files
I installed mint-meta-debian-mate and mint-meta-debian-cinnamon

I have very similar experience. With UP5 suddenly no sound is present. VLC shows a message box saying, that it cannot play audio. No sound icon is present at the bottom right. In cinnamon settings I confirmed that the sound applet is enabled and disabled it and re-enabled just to make sure. The same happens when I log on to my other user where I use MATE/Compiz setup.

I also had numerous other issues (low fps in flash/ cannot logon to cinnamon after logging on to MATE/Compiz, etc.) which forced me to roll back to my Clonezilla backup (UP4). (I love you Clonezilla :D).

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I can reproduce the "no sound issue". On another PC I have a VirtualBox on which I installed linuxmint-201204-mate-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso. I then updated to UP5. Then I installed mint-meta-debian-cinnamon and mint-meta-debian-mate. I rebooted and no sound on the VM too. :-(
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Re: Sound Issues after UP5

Postby ddurdle on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:44 am

I have sound after a reboot but then I eventually lose it again. All the sound controls show the sound is unmuted, and there are no errors in VLC or flash etc, just no sound. Even when I suspend and hibernate, there are no beeps. It's like the sound is 100% completely disconnected.

It only started doing this after updating to UP5.
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