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Re: No sound with KDE



On Monday 27 November 2006 08:26, Luis Finotti shared this with us all:
>--> Hi,
>-->
>--> I've recently upgraded from Sarge to Etch.  Most things went smoothly...
>--> But, I just realized I have no sound anymore.
>-->
>--> I noticed that alsa was not installed anymore (I'm pretty sure it was
>--> installed with Sarge), so I installed alsa, alsa-utils, alsa-tools,
>--> alsa-oss.  Ran alsaconf, alsamixer, alsactl strore.  But I get no sound,
>--> when running KDE.
>-->
>--> * I get no error message and all seems like is playing, except there is
> no --> sound.  (It's like the volume is down.  But kmixer and alsamixer
> show that --> it is not.)
>-->
>--> * I can play sounds *before* I start KDE.
>-->
>--> * If I kill KDE, I still get no sound (not even from a terminal), unless
> I --> do "/etc/init.d/alsa unload && alsaconf".
>-->
>--> * If I start fluxbox instead of KDE, or play sound from a terminal,
> sound --> works (if I haven't started KDE yet).  If I start KDE, it stops.
> -->
>--> * I checked the mixer, and volumes are still up (before and after KDE
>--> starts).
>-->
>--> * /etc/init.d/alsa-utils stop/start does not bring the sound back... 
> But --> rebooting does (before KDE is started.)
>-->
>--> * Within KDE (or while running it, or after running it), no user gets
> any --> sound (not even root).
>-->
>--> * I've tried ogg123, aplay, xmms...
>-->
>--> * Killing artsd has no effect (so I assume it is not its fault).
>-->
>--> * The suggestion from
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2006/01/msg03099.html --> does not
> work.
>-->
>--> * In kcontrol -> Sound & Multimedia -> Sound System, I have "Enable the
>--> sound system checked."  (Clicking on "Test sound" produces no output.) 
> In --> "Hardware" I tried the default "Auto Detect" in "select the audio
> device", --> but have also tried ALSA and OSS, with no success.  Nothing
> else is --> checked.  (I tried "Full duplex", but doesn't help either.)
>-->
>--> If this helps, here is more info about the system:
>-->
>--> debian[~]$ cat /proc/asound/cards
>-->  0 [CS46xx         ]: CS46xx - Sound Fusion CS46xx
>-->                       Sound Fusion CS46xx at 0xe2105000/0xe2000000, irq
> 201 -->
>--> debian[~]$ lsmod | grep snd
>--> snd_cs46xx             76680  2
>--> snd_ac97_codec         82976  1 snd_cs46xx
>--> snd_ac97_bus            2624  1 snd_ac97_codec
>--> snd_pcm_oss            36768  0
>--> snd_mixer_oss          16192  2 snd_pcm_oss
>--> snd_pcm                74948  3 snd_cs46xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
>--> snd_seq_dummy           4100  0
>--> snd_seq_oss            28928  0
>--> snd_seq_midi            8416  0
>--> snd_rawmidi            23200  2 snd_cs46xx,snd_seq_midi
>--> snd_seq_midi_event      7424  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
>--> snd_seq                46736  6
>--> snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
>--> snd_timer              21124  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
>--> snd_seq_device          8012  5
>--> snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
>--> snd                    48548  12
>-->
> snd_cs46xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd
>_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device --> soundcore               9440 
> 2 snd
>--> snd_page_alloc          9800  2 snd_cs46xx,snd_pcm
>--> gameport               14600  5 snd_cs46xx,analog,ns558
>-->
>--> debian[~]$ lspci | grep audio
>--> 00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24
>--> [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
>-->
>--> debian[~]$ uname -a
>--> Linux debian 2.6.17-2-k7 #1 SMP Wed Sep 13 17:18:46 UTC 2006 i686
> GNU/Linux -->
>--> debian[~]$ wajig list-installed alsa
>--> alsa-base
>--> alsa-oss
>--> alsaplayer
>--> alsaplayer-common
>--> alsaplayer-gtk
>--> alsaplayer-oss
>--> alsa-tools
>--> alsa-utils
>--> gstreamer0.10-alsa
>--> xmms2-plugin-alsa
>-->
>--> Any suggestions...  I ran out of ideas and I couldn't find anything
> (else) --> with google...
>-->
>--> Best to all,
>-->
>--> Luis
>-->

I hate to ask this, but did you reboot the computer after you did all these 
things. I know that sounds very other O/Sish, but it will restart certain 
processes that might then pick up on the changes you've made.

Charlie

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