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by darkstrike
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

OK, thanks, I appreciate it! She hasn't done an update in awhile, maybe I'll see if I can do one tomorrow and maybe it will re-fix he problem so all works fine again!
by darkstrike
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

OK! Sound cut out again earlier today....not sure when, it's 4pm now....but sometime earlier today. We only just noticed when she went to play something on Youtube. My desktop 'SOUND FIX' launcher that runs 'pulesaudio -k' still brings sound back without a restart though. I did run the commands you ...
by darkstrike
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 25592

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Very cool trytip! What icon theme is that? I've found it hard to find decent green icon themes! :)
by darkstrike
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

I'd posted a pastebin of your above curl command when the sound WAS working before, but as this issue is still happening, thought I'd post one from when it ISN'T working in case you see discrepancies! :) https://termbin.com/lemmj A note, the 'pulseaudio -k' command still brings it back every time, s...
by darkstrike
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 25592

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

My current set-up....breaking out the Polish-Italian cars today :)

Also finally figured out how to put a transparent background behind Conky to make it a bit more legible on light backgrounds!
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by darkstrike
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

It does not...she usually puts it in Suspend overnight, but it is set to stay on all the time unless she manually suspends it as she constantly comes away and back to it throughout the day. Actually, the sound cutting out when going into or coming back from Suspend was my first thought, but I've tes...
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

Chances are the sound should cut out again at some point tomorrow or the day after. It does it often, but not a LOT, if that makes sense....definitely will do it within the next two days though!
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

Current curl output as of right now with the sound currently working:
https://termbin.com/arz4

I'll post another one the next time the sound cuts!
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

Nope, absolutely nothing has changed...no new installed programs and she is doing the exact same daily activities she's always done when the sound worked fine, which are predominantly web browsing, email through her browser (Gmail), and playing basic games sometimes (like aisleriot solitaire, kbounc...
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

I just don't get what changed...sound used to work PERFECTLY. It's not a kernel issue because I've now gone back to a kernel from before any of this ever happened and it still does it....it must've been some update to the sound system somewhere outside of the kernel....? So far I just set up a deskt...
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

Tried that, it didn't bring the icon back....results of running it: donna@DONNA-LAPTOP:~$ killall mate-settings-daemon && mate-settings-daemon (mate-settings-daemon:8018): WARNING : 22:43:41.045: Failed to acquire org.mate.SettingsDaemon (mate-settings-daemon:8018): WARNING : 22:43:41.045: Could not...
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

OK - the sound cut out out of the blue tonight. No volume icon down near the clock, it disappeared. Pavucontrol was showing only a 'dummy output'. Sound was working fine all day before that! Results of the command you asked me to run: sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/* USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/snd/control...
by darkstrike
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

OK, next time she tells me it happens I'll reply back with the requested info, thanks! :)
by darkstrike
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Emachines laptop - sound cuts out and becomes 'dummy output'?

***SORRY MODS! Just realized I put this in the wrong sub-forum...doing this in a hurry before I leave for work, forgive me and move it to the 'Sound' subforum if need be!*** Hi all, Trying to solve a sound glitch on mom's laptop (running Mint 19.3 MATE) that started after some updates a few weeks a...
by darkstrike
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Thanks for the help you've provided me! I'd likely not have figured it out without your suggestions...

It's a shame. It's not a GREAT video card at all, but it's perfectly adequate for browsing and HD media watching, so I am loathe to replace it with a newer Nvidia card or the like!
by darkstrike
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Yeah, it's pretty frustrating I couldn't use it a 'normal' way with the analog outputs if hooked up to my TV if I ever got a better sound system or something, but it will do for now, at least. I mean, I know it's not the best system out there (Core 2 Duo @ 3.4Ghz, Radeon HD3850 1GB, 6GB RAM), but it...
by darkstrike
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Well....'properly'... By turning off the 'built in sound' it seems to turn off the normal 3.5mm jacks on the motherboard....so that won't do, BUT, in my specific case, that doesn't matter, as I use the mic built into my Microsoft USB webcam, so my mic input is unaffected, and the sound output works ...
by darkstrike
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Sadly, that made no difference....or maybe it did because I just figured out that if I go to the pavucontrol menu, then the 'configuration' tab and set 'built-in audio' to 'off'....sound starts coming out of the HDMI again! :D
by darkstrike
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Instead of the LiveUSB, I installed the latest 5.4 kernel on my Mint 19.3 install, as the kernels seem to be the culprit. Tried your listed commands, they ran with no errors, but no sound coming out of HDMI, and it's still listed as 'unplugged'...but in pavucontrol, if I adjust the volume for the HD...
by darkstrike
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?
Replies: 23
Views: 622

Re: Linux Mint 20 and HDMI sound not working?

Thanks mate, I'll report back tomorrow on if it worked or not! :)

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