Re: Sound suddenly not working.
- Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2018 14:07:51 -0500
- From: Kent West <westk@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Sound suddenly not working.
On 11/3/18 12:24 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
I have this issue on my Sid box. Turns out that on boot-up, Timidity
takes over the sound device at a lower level that the rest of the
audio-aware parts of my system, which prevents sharing the device with
On 11/3/18 1:09 PM, Default User wrote:
Running Debian, 64-bit Unstable, Cinnamon DE, on laptop.
Not very knowledgeable about sound stuff.
Sound okay last night.
Today did updates, no sound at all. (When in doubt, blame updates.)
Cinnamon sound settings applet shows "Dummy Output" as only output
device, instead of "Speakers" as previously.
What to check?
Same here. Running Mate on Sid. I noticed libasound2 and
libasound2-data were both upgraded yesterday and then my problem
started. Maybe bug-filing time ??
I don't remember how I discovered this - some command like "fuser -v
/dev/snd/*" probably, and I still haven't *fixed* it, but I work around
it my just grepping for Timidity in a "ps ax" command and then killing
the resulting Timidity processes. This wouldn't work if I needed
Timidity, in which case I'd need to find a real fix, but this suffices
for my needs for now.
May not have any relevance for y'all, though. But then again, maybe.