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Re: no audio




On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:42 PM, songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   install paman and see what it says about sources
> and sinks.

It says a lot, but I'm not sure what it all means. Would screenshots
help? But as best I can tell, things are OK there. All the blanks are
filled in, and the sinks say two things: #2 is about Hammerfall. I
don't see anything about Intel, but #1 is 'Built-in Audio Digital
Stereo (IEC958)'. My guess is that's the mobo chip.

There are four sources listed. Two are that Built-in something and the
last two are the Hammerfall.

I found the PA Volume Meter, and it bounces along with Audacity's
meters. I assume that means alsa is working, right?

I found a window labeled Volume Control. It was set to zero. I don't
understand how the meters were bouncing with that at zero, but I
brought it up. Still nothing.

In Audacity, there's a drop-down to select the card/chip. Set to
defaults or HDA Intel, both Audacity and the PA meters bounce.

Here's something interesting: I logged into a buster laptop across the
room (with no recent updates) and ran alsamixer. It's card is HDA
Intel PCH, and its chip is Realtek ALC3235. Not PulseAudio.

I scp'ed a piece of audio to it and opened it in Audacity. Sound works
over there.

There seems to be no way to find PA's version (no mention of a version
option in the man page or in -h).

logs:
dpkg.log:2018-02-23 11:54:58 configure gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64
1.12.4-1+b1 <none>
dpkg.log:2018-02-23 11:54:58 status unpacked
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64 1.12.4-1+b1
dpkg.log:2018-02-23 11:54:58 status half-configured
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64 1.12.4-1+b1
dpkg.log:2018-02-23 11:54:58 status installed
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64 1.12.4-1+b1

syslog:Feb 23 09:40:31 sbox dbus-daemon[662]: [system] Activating via
systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.RealtimeKit1'
unit='rtkit-daemon.service' requested by ':1.26' (uid=1000 pid=1398
comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no ")
syslog:Feb 23 12:15:16 sbox dbus-daemon[680]: [system] Activating via
systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.RealtimeKit1'
unit='rtkit-daemon.service' requested by ':1.24' (uid=1000 pid=1306
comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no ")

That's not everything, but it's everything I think is relevant.

There were a few updates and reboots today. And can't find it again,
but I could swear I saw a PA update...

-- 
Glenn English