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Re: something wrong with audio

On 2018-10-08, dotdeb@xxxxxxxxx <dotdeb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The problem in short: no sound card available to pulsaudio, while ALSA
> seems to correctly detect HDA Intel PCH.
> To make the problem more puzzling, in the same laptop with an ubuntu live
> (with kernel 4.15) audio works correctly.

On the archlinux sound troubleshooting wiki ("The only device
shown is 'dummy output'..." section), they suggest

  fuser -v /dev/snd/*

"to see which application is responsible for a direct access to the
sound card via alsa," and then perhaps closing that or those apps in
order to give pulseaudio precedence.


Maybe worth a shot.

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