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Re: something wrong with audio




On Mon 08 Oct 2018 at 14:34:26 (-0500), Kent West wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:09 PM <dotdeb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Sorry for the subject not-so-specific but I hope this message can start a
> > first iteration to better focus my problem.
> >
> >
> Sounds roughly similar to a problem I've been having. I tracked it down to
> Timidity grabbing the sound card. I don't know enough to make it fixed
> permanently, but as a temporary fix after a reboot when the problem
> manifests, I do a
> 
> ps ax | grep timidity
> 
> and then kill the Timidity process. Then my sound card gets recognized, and
> I have audio until my next reboot.

I'm listening to a youtube video as I write this. Meanwhile:

 $ ps ax | grep -i 'timid\|mplay'
  743 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/timidity -Os -iAD
25430 pts/8    RLl+   2:19 mplayer -nojoystick -fs -zoom Met Opera & CAI Present Verdi's Aida  - 6th October 2018-qRQKuNcm0u4.mp4
25835 pts/14   S+     0:00 grep -i timid\|mplay
$ 

Cheers,
David.