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Re: next amd64 stretch problem




On Monday 06 May 2019 11:06:34 am Gene Heskett wrote:

> 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)
> >
I installed all opf these that synaptic could find, pavucontrol came up 
and I turned everyting wide open, and haven't heard a thing since.
I think I should remove all of pulse, alsa used to just work. AV97 sound 
on this mobo.

Other suggestions? FF, sent to foxnews or to youtube, is frozen with a 
circular waiting icon in motion forever now when asked to play a video 
at either site.  So I can't even watch the hand waving.
> >
> > 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
>
> Cheers, Gene Heskett


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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