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Sound Problem 18.3

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Hi

I Have a problem with Pulse audio not Displaying my Realtek ALC888....this happened after pulseaudio updated from 3.4 to 3.9 any fix for this can i rollback?

srry for my bad english :roll:
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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Hello Shade Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Yep, I have a similar problem after the pulse upgrade I did Monday.
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I'm left with no audio and no choices at all :(

Attempting to revert to the earlier version breaks the package manager so I wouldn't suggest going that route.

I'll be looking into this later today,
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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try clear your temporary sound files go inside .config/pulse/ delete everything (but not presets folder or default.pa file) then open terminal and type pulseaudio -k that should restore sound if there are no conflicting files in the update
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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trytip wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:37 pm
try clear your temporary sound files go inside .config/pulse/ delete everything (but not presets folder or default.pa file) then open terminal and type pulseaudio -k that should restore sound if there are no conflicting files in the update
Good suggestion, but unfortunately a no go :(
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... t_detected

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fuser -v /dev/snd/*

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rm -r ~/.pulse ~/.pulse-cookie ~/.config/pulse

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sudo alsa force-reload
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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ah, was trying to upgrade linux/mint/mate/17.3 to see if it affects me but i forget i use kxstudio ppa and i already have pulseaudio 11 maybe this can help but i would not install anything unless have a Timeshift snapshot so it can be made undone if things are break.
http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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I have Linux Mint Mate 18.3 64 bit and a Real Tek audio card. Problems with Real Tek.

I also had a pulse audio in the update today. And a kernel and kernel headers came up at the same time. Just updated them all.

There's something about drivers have to be re installed after a kernel or kernel headers update. The kernel update was level 4 for Linux Mint 18.3. A security update as well. They always want the security updates to be done. Probably should have done the kernel updates 1st separately. The kernel and kernel headers probably should go together, I guess. I just did it all at once. I usually run on Mate 18.1. 18.3 mainly for testing on a usb flash drive, so I'm not as careful on the that.

18.1 seems to work better than 18.3 now. My preferences for 18.3 are on the screenshot. I only have disabled.
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Maybe the pulse audio got deleted? Should I try to find out if it's still there and try to get it from the software manager?

I like GUI, better than terminal.
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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I had the same problem on mint 18.2 mate 64b since the last updates. As I suspected the pulseaudio update (1.8.0-ubuntu3.9) I tried to force installation of the previous version through the package manager, but that led to a carload of broken packages.
So I installed mint 18.1 mate 64b (was already planned, too many GTK2/3 problems in the higher versions). After the install I had sound again. However after all the updates (including pulseaudio) it was gone again, so the problem can occur in 18.1 as well.
After yet another reinstall of 18.1, I blocked the the update of pulseaudio in the software manager before the first big update. Problem solved for the moment.

The problem is clearly dependent on the hardware (most likely the type of sound card), since I have another pc running with 18.1 mate 64b and that one has no sound problems after the pulsaudio update.

I am now running a snapshot so I can try some other solutions without the hassle of a reinstall..
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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Hi All

Glad to see im not the only one with this problem :?

Only solution that works for me is to purge pulseaudio drivers and install alsa-mixer...but sadly i can't control volume with my keyboard :(
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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if anyone wants to try pulseaudio from kxstudio ppa which gives you a different audio repository http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories BUT PLEASE use timeshift for a backup snapshot in case things don't work for you. in my case using linux/mint/mate/17.3 the kxstudio works fine
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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Finally got it working :D

Had to put 2 jumpers on my mobo..this way i forced the sound to the rear audio ports...disabling the front audio connectors
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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Shade wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Finally got it working :D

Had to put 2 jumpers on my mobo..this way i forced the sound to the rear audio ports...disabling the front audio connectors
alsa-tools-gui can do that also ... I think.

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apt install alsa-tools-gui

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hdajackretask
http://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-deacti ... es-output/
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Re: Sound Problem 18.3

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I am now getting an update for pulseaudio that reverts the previous change :)

* Revert Cherrypick fixes for checking profile availabilities
- some regression exists in the 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.9, now reverting the
change of 3.9, then the content of 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.10 is same as
1:8.0-0ubuntu3.8 (LP: #1767784)
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