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Re: next amd64 stretch problem

On Monday 06 May 2019 04:05:46 am Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> In recent times, Pulseaudio "hijacks" direct ALSA access by
> registering with ALSA as a virtual audio card, which reroutes through
> its pipeline and then sending out audio through the real audio card.
> You can force avoid Pulseaudio by starting an application like this
> from a terminal:
>   pasuspender -- speaker-test

which gets me total silence, except for a low level beep from kmail 
(trinity version r14.0.6) as mail is incoming.  What does that tell us?

I'm a dummy about such, so please carry on.
> If that makes audio louder, then you have identified that you
> generally use Pulseaudio and it is dampening: Look for Pulseaudio
> tools and turn the (many many many!) knobs in there...
> Here are some of the Pulseaudio tools you could try:
>   pulsemixer (text-based)
>   pamix (text-based)
>   pavucontrol (graphical)
>   paman (graphical - not volume control but other settings)
>   pasystray (puts pavucontrol and paman into system tray)
> If messing with Pulseaudio doesn't work for kmail then try look into
> KDE settings or try locate other ways to configure Phonon - or perhaps
> try remove the phonon backend packages you don't want: Modern KDE
> applications (those linked with Qt5) can use either of the packages
> phonon4qt5-backend-vlc phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer
> phonon4qt5-backend-null, and older KDE applications (those linked with
> Qt4) can use either of the packages phonon-backend-vlc
> phonon-backend-gstreamer phonon-backend-null.
> Good luck :-)
>  - Jonas

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