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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:22 am

Here is a screenshot.

Thanks again for trying, everyone. The sound is now working but there is no volume control on the taskbar. The Pulseaudio volume control still won't open either. I tried going to the "add applets to panel" option, but the ordinary "sound" one won't open and neither will "sound 150%" or "sound with apps volume"

powerwagon75: Thanks, I will try that
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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:25 am

powerwagon75: It only has root as the owner/etc. for the .. directory, so I won't attempt to apply that fix

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by powerwagon75 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:33 am

Doc,

From the KXStudio webpage, there is a cross-reference to Ubuntu Studio setup-- somewhere in all that it mentions making sure your user is a member of group "audio." Maybe check/try that and see if it helps.
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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by trytip » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:34 pm

@Doctor Funkenstein
DELETE .cache/dconf
LogOFF/ON
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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:27 am

trytip wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:34 pm
@Doctor Funkenstein
DELETE .cache/dconf
LogOFF/ON
Can somebody tell me real quick how to get permission to change this folder? I've been Googling around for like half an hour

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:37 am

I figured it out. No dice on that either. Argh!

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by MrEen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:04 am

I'm thinking this is mostly a permissions issue (probably wider than just .cache/dconf)

Doc, I really think you might need to follow the steps powerwagon75 posted at the bottom of the previous page (everything after "To correct this:" down to and including "Immediately log off and back into your account.".)

You posted this earlier: I really don't remember - it was a bunch of terminal commands! and I bet you may have sudo'd something that you shouldn't have.

I know it might be scary to try this, but as long as you follow the instructions exactly (use Copy and Paste so you don't mistype any characters) you'll be fine.

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:02 pm

Okay, I tried it. It returned something about "-exec is not a user" (I forget exactly because I followed the rest of the instructions and logged out). Then I typed

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find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f
It seems to have accepted that...all that it did was go to another line. I'd attach a screenshot but it says the file is too large.

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by MrEen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Doctor Funkenstein wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Then I typed

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find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f
It seems to have accepted that...all that it did was go to another line. I'd attach a screenshot but it says the file is too large.
That would indicate the permissions are now fixed. Have you tried fiddling with audio since then?

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Yep, still nothing in terms of a volume control applet. I navigated to the settings and it does not recognize built-in audio either.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:18 pm
maybe i'm seeing things wrong but the volume is at 0 is this because audio is not working or could it be something is muting your volume.
you should always have something in .config/pulse if you don't it means pulse isn't initialized and you'll need to logOFF/ON or reboot
open terminal and tell me what do you get for this:

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pactl list | grep -A2 'Source #' | grep 'Name: ' | cut -d" " -f2
you can't roll this back unless you use timeshift it's something like system restore. but you need a stable backup to roll into first.
I just saw this and have attached a screenshot
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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by MrEen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 pm

I'm definitely out of my depth here but try this in the terminal:

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pulseaudio --start
When you get back to a prompt, try:

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pavucontrol

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Doctor Funkenstein » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:31 pm

MrEen wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 pm
I'm definitely out of my depth here but try this in the terminal:

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pulseaudio --start
When you get back to a prompt, try:

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pavucontrol
Apparently you're not because that totally worked!

Since I've installed it a few times before, I can only conclude that launching it and installing it from the terminal is what did it. I dunno what benefits that has over the software manager, but I guess I will try this for other apps in the future.

The built-in speakers are back as an option again in the sound menu as well.

Call me superstitious, but I'm going to wait a couple of days before I mark this topic as solved again!

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by MrEen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:35 pm

That's great! :D

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Re: I deleted my own audio

Post by Termy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:34 pm

If pulseaudio --start is not running on log in, then certainly pulseaudio will not start. Usually this gets started at login. There's a GUI somewhere in Mint showing and allowing you to set startup applications and commands; this is where pulseaudio --start is executed, unless this has changed at some point. You can sort this by creating the entry yourself in the aforementioned GUI. I'm not sure why it won't run at startup. Have you changed startup applications recently? Or changed any session things? (in-case it's now launched as part of the session)

To fix the permissions and ownership of ~/.cache/dconf, assuming you're referring to dconf as a directory, then run:

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sudo chown $SUDO_UID:$SUDO_UID ~/.cache/dconf; chmod 700 ~/.cache/dconf
If the containing files aren't set correctly, you may run into additional errors.

I'd be surprised if that permission thing is responsible for the sound issues you had, because it's just a cache file and I use pulseaudio as well, yet I don't even have that dconf file or directory in ~/.cache.

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