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Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:36 pm

Hello everyone! Lost as usual, my first time on a Forum. After several hours of checking articles, I found the general description of my problem but I don't have enough background with audio software (like none) to know how to make the changes to the command to match my old hardware. Other than that, everything is fine, kinda sorta :o

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:48 pm

Welcome! What's your problem exactly, and just as importantly: what's your hardware?
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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:05 pm

I've done a command:
inxi -Frxzc0 | nc termbin.com 9999
Now how do I get the output to you (besides cut and paste)?

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:07 pm

I did a routine update at the end of Apr - Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. No audio afterwards - I've finally given up on being able to figure it out myself.

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:14 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:15 pm

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howard@ateva ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: ateva Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M3N78-VM v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 0906 date: 12/25/2008
CPU:       Triple core AMD Phenom 8650 -Core (-MCP-) cache: 1536 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 13798
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 2300 MHz 2: 2300 MHz 3: 1150 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 620] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 620/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 NVIDIA MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:07.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP77 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: b880 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: enp0s10 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (11.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_HDWD105 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 55G used: 7.4G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 367G used: 11G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 40.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: 33.0C gpu: 0.0:43C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3292 psu: 0 sys-1: 2596
Info:      Processes: 210 Uptime: 6:06 Memory: 3137.8/5965.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Upgrade your kernel to the latest one of the 4.13 series: Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Then reboot.

Does that help?
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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by MrEen » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:31 pm

Welcome to the forum, Zotep!




Welcome to the forum, Zotep! :D

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:42 pm

I tried building both 4.13.0-43 and 4.13.0-43, they both "erred" while building the kernel. Here is one set of error msgs:
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisMAllocateSharedMemory’:
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ntoskernel.h:122:20: error: ‘__GFP_REPEAT’ undeclared (first use in this function)
GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_REPEAT)
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:1095:10: note: in expansion of macro ‘PCI_DMA_ALLOC_COHERENT’
*virt = PCI_DMA_ALLOC_COHERENT(wd->pci.pdev, size, &dma_addr);
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ntoskernel.h:122:20: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_REPEAT)
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:1095:10: note: in expansion of macro ‘PCI_DMA_ALLOC_COHERENT’
*virt = PCI_DMA_ALLOC_COHERENT(wd->pci.pdev, size, &dma_addr);
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisMIndicateReceivePacket’:
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2261:15: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘EthRxIndicateHandler’:
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2349:14: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
^
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisMTransferDataComplete’:
/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2464:14: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
^
scripts/Makefile.build:316: recipe for target '/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.o' failed
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.o] Error 1
Makefile:1550: recipe for target '_module_/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build' failed
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-43-generic'

I did *not* reboot

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks, Mr.Een

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:44 pm

that was supposed to have been versions ending in 43 and 45

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by MrEen » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi again, Zotep. Pjotr suggested to use the Update Manager to upgrade your kernel. Once it opens, click on View > Linux kernels > 4.13 > 4.13.0-45 > Install.

Easy peasy.

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:54 pm

As near as I can tell, that is exactly what I did - received those error msgs about 2/3rds the way through and decided to yell "help" when it had finished with errors

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by MrEen » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:55 pm

Ahh, sorry. I misunderstood. Wait for better help!

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:00 pm

Zotep, if the only errors you got were in regards to ndiswrapper above, then you should be ok (the dkms module in question wasn't able to built due to api / abi / whatever incompatibility with newer kernel versions).
If extra paranoid / unsure about it, you can try sudo apt-get remove ndiswrapper-dkms to remove that package, and re-install the kernel...

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:03 pm

ok, I'll reboot then using 4.13.0-43 (last built) unless I heard different in the next few minutes

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:09 pm

Note that by default design, you will boot into the higher version number currently installed, ie. 4.13.0-45 in your case...

For a different one, hit Shift right after booting, to get into grub's menu & select such.
If Shift doesn't do it, then ESC will work alternatively...

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:11 pm

Sorry, no change (and no sound)

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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by trytip » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm

open file manager hit ctrl+h (this will show the hidden files) and click the folder .config and then click folder pulse . delete everything in .config/pulse folder . you can then logOFF/ON or reboot or open terminal and type pulseaudio -k
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Re: Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department

Post by Zotep » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm

still no sound - after removing a file named cookie ( or cookies), I did a pulseaudio -k, then did a full reboot - there is no longer any file in .config/pulse

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