I tried pavucontrol but still no sound.
I concluded there must be a conflict between also and pulseaudio
so I purged pulseaudio. This did not help.
I switched the line out cable to the onboard sound card. With
alsamixer set to the onboard sound card there sound and the volume
can be controlled with the master/front control.
With the line out cable connected to the xonar card and the
alsamixer set to the xonar card there is no sound. With pulseaudio
purged there is no signal monitor but before its deletion
pavucontrol showed the xonar connection and its signal monitor
showed a strong signal.
Conclusion: Alsamixer shows volume settings for each sound card
but does not switch to the output stream of the card, this remains
the stream from the onboard audio regardless of the alsamixer
sound card selection.
There must be another setting switch the output stream.
I also wish alsa had a signal strength monitor. Maybe I should
On 11/16/2017 11:44 AM, Jeroen Mathon
It is called, pavucontrol
I would like
to try this but there is no pamixer. apropos pulseaudio
shows many pa... commands but no pamixer. apt-cache search
returns a blank line.
On 11/15/2017 09:45 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> please try all of this using pamixer, pulseaudio is
controled by its
> own mixer software not by alsamixer. Remember pulseaudio
> installed manages alsa and not the other way around.
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2017, Thomas George wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:21:07
>> From: Thomas George <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: No Sound - Puzzle
>> Resent-Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:28:49 +0000 (UTC)
>> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> From a terminal run alsamixer, f6, select Xonar DSX
>> On another terminal cd to a directory of ogg files,
start a playback
>> of a file.
>> Oh the desktop start pulse audio volume control.
Monitor shows strong
>> active playback levels
>> Switch to terminal running alsamixer, mute master
front which mutes
>> all output channels.
>> Return to desktop pulse audio volume control, monitor
>> show strong active playback levels even though
alsamixer thinks all
>> output channels muted!
>> The music goes down and around and comes out nowhere!
>> On 11/15/2017 03:35 PM, Thomas George wrote:
>>> I just installed an Asus Xonar DSX pcie card.
>>> it and
>>> PulseAudio Volume Control show a strong signal
>>> playback but
>>> no sound from the speakers. The system works
with the onboard Nvidia
>>> sound, no problems.
>>> I assume the problem is a missing linux driver
for the Xonar but I
>>> seen claims that Xonar works out of the box on
>>> Does anyone have this working?
>>> I am using Debian Stretch.