[solved, update turned it off] Sound in Arch; no sound input

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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 25 Apr 2011, 20:24

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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby viking60 » 28 Apr 2011, 14:59

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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 28 Apr 2011, 15:31

I think that's already where I'm at is kernel2.6.38-2 - will check when better. Thanks.
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 28 Apr 2011, 23:05

Problem is, this has been going on for quite some time here. I think since a couple at least KDE versions back. Can't recall for sure which kernel update it was at the time.

Edit: On second thought, you could be on to something (although there is still the issue with libnotify), but I can't tell for 100% sure. Maybe you can see better than I can what's up here. I am on a higher kernel than I thought, too:

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:) pacman -Q kernel26
kernel26 2.6.38.4-1

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:) lspci | grep audio
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value

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:) lsmod | grep snd
snd_seq_dummy           1095  0
snd_seq_oss            24256  0
snd_seq_midi_event      4416  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                40160  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            33120  0
snd_mixer_oss          12487  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_emu10k1           119177  4
snd_rawmidi            14751  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec         87314  1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus                 778  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                58607  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_device          4220  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_timer              15182  3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          5805  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            1676  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               4719  1 snd_emu10k1
snd                    42019  18 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore               4858  1 snd


And, I don't hear anything at all when I run this, yet it's acting like it's playing just fine:

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:) aplay -D front /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Mono
.:[ [email protected] : 18:07:59 : ~ ]:.
:) aplay -D front /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Mono

(I tried twice) - Yet it does play, and I hear it if I just go to it in nautilus and just mouseover it. HHMMM... Also when I try to run an mp3 via aplay in terminal, I get nothing but very loud static when it's playing.

Do we have an aplay issue maybe?
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 29 Apr 2011, 01:55

I think I'm going to uninstall pulseaudio and see what happens, but it will have to be when I'm feeling better.
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 26 May 2011, 13:35

But honestly, I don't think the issue is with pulseaudio. It's notification-daemon and libnotify mismatch. I've tried everything *but* uninstall pulseaudio, and it still doesn't match up. I've reset my /etc/pulse.conf, I've reset a bunch of things to do with it in /home, and nothing has helped. It's a libnotify-->notification-daemon mismatch somewhere, and it's up to them to see it and fix it (I am not an Arch devel for official repos, nor do I have time to become one). Until they do, I'm staying where I'm at - with Fedora.
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby viking60 » 26 May 2011, 21:34

Well b1o seems to think that uninstalling pulseaudio will fix everything - it often does. But I dunno - I am no match for a Sound-Berserk :confused
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 27 May 2011, 00:54

Uninstalling pulseaudio is more for no sound at all. The only sound I'm not getting is notifications.
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby viking60 » 27 May 2011, 01:06

So you have your music then? Without music I suspect you could develop a wee temper :-D
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 27 May 2011, 01:58

viking60 wrote:So you have your music then? Without music I suspect you could develop a wee temper :-D

Yes. It's just sound notifications I don't have, and they are almost equally as a must for me. With updates, speaker tests now pass (in both Gnome Control Center and KDE's systemsettings), and I do have sound; however, libnotify still isn't working with notification-daemon.
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Re: Sound in Arch

Postby dedanna1029 » 27 May 2011, 16:04

Did a little bit of cruising around in gconf-editor last night, and came to find that an update came along and turned that very thing off. Here's what you need to do, to get your notifications back in sound (for that matter, anything that's input; your whole input end):

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gconf-editor


See where this is highlighted? Make sure it's ticked, and turned on.
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Edit: Oh yeah, also check these, and make sure they're on (ticked):
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HHMMM........ think I'm gonna play in there some more. There's a couple other things I'd like to fixor up (fine tuning).
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