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Old 09-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Chester Wisniewski
 
Default GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound

I had similar issues on my machine. First I launched mixer and set
everything the way I wanted, then I ran sudo alsactl store. Now the
problem is gone.


Chester

On 09/08/2012 09:59 AM, Frank Wilson wrote:

According to Kyle:
> Apparently, Google is not my friend this time, as I can find no
> information about this problem, and I appear to be the only one
> experiencing it, and only on this machine.


Correction: I actually did find [1], and that appears to be my exact
problem, but it is also unsolved. Please help. Thanks.

[1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130201
~Kyle


Hi Kyle,

I think I have also been having the same problems with pulseaudio on
Arch. Basically pulseaudio seems to
mute and zero the master channel on my sound card (its a VirtualBox
machine) whenever it starts.


I asked for help on the pulseaudio mailinglist back in June [1], but
nothing much came out of it.


I then gave up for a bit, but have been meaning to raise a bug on it.

So this weekend I did so [2,3].

[1]
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2012-June/013710.html

[2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31469
[3] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54673

Cheers,

Frank
 
Old 09-09-2012, 04:02 AM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound

You are not the only one experiencing this problem. This isn't even
unique to archlinux either. Wherever pulseaudio is installed, it brings
with it chaos and destruction. When I do any install of Linux, if the
sound card isn't working it's impossible since I'm totally blind and if
the Linux don't talk the Linux don't walk. You can imagine the "fun"
the linux accessibility community is having with this issue. Searching
archived messages on orca-list@gnome.org quite a few messages have been
written. The most recent couple provide a howto for debian systems to
get an accessible install of a g.u.i. system and be able to handle
pulseaudio successfully. There are of course the ~/.pulse/ directory
trees that can be disposed of if pulse isn't going to be used on systems
and a pulse-gtk-dummy package I think archlinux has that can be
installed to run interference with gnome on pulseaudio too. No idea
what that will do to or for your system though.

On Sat, 8 Sep 2012, Chester Wisniewski wrote:

> I had similar issues on my machine. First I launched mixer and set everything
> the way I wanted, then I ran sudo alsactl store. Now the problem is gone.
>
> Chester
>
> On 09/08/2012 09:59 AM, Frank Wilson wrote:
> > > According to Kyle:
> > > > Apparently, Google is not my friend this time, as I can find no
> > > > information about this problem, and I appear to be the only one
> > > > experiencing it, and only on this machine.
> > >
> > >
> > > Correction: I actually did find [1], and that appears to be my exact
> > > problem, but it is also unsolved. Please help. Thanks.
> > >
> > > [1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130201
> > > ~Kyle
> >
> > Hi Kyle,
> >
> > I think I have also been having the same problems with pulseaudio on Arch.
> > Basically pulseaudio seems to
> > mute and zero the master channel on my sound card (its a VirtualBox machine)
> > whenever it starts.
> >
> > I asked for help on the pulseaudio mailinglist back in June [1], but nothing
> > much came out of it.
> >
> > I then gave up for a bit, but have been meaning to raise a bug on it.
> >
> > So this weekend I did so [2,3].
> >
> > [1]
> > http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2012-June/013710.html
> > [2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31469
> > [3] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54673
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Frank
> >
>
>

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:13 AM
Kyle
 
Default GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound

Well, I first must say that I have no interest in removing PulseAudio from my system, as I have had perfectly good results with PulseAudio and accessibility in the past, and in spite of the bug I am experiencing now on this temporary machine, there's nothing that works as seamlessly for me as PulseAudio. I will check various GNOME and other list archives more extensively to help solve the immediate problem, at which time, I will report the solution to this list. Until then, if anyone has found a solution, please don't hesitate to post it here if I can't find it before you do. Thanks.
~Kyle
--
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The whole world knows it.
This e-mail shows it.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Kyle
 
Default GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound

It's a bit of a dirty hack, but it works on this box, and I wouldn't
hesitate to use it anywhere it's needed.


If PulseAudio is muting your master volume control when it starts, first
copy /usr/bin/start/pulseaudio-x11 to /usr/local/bin


sudo cp /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 /usr/local/bin

Edit the local copy (/usr/local/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11) and add a line
similar to the following at the end of the file:


amixer -D hw set Master 92% unmute

Again, it's a hack, but it effectively gives all GNOME users, and
hopefully anyone else on the system who starts a PulseAudio session,
sound at a sensible volume. The same or similar line should be able to
be added to start-pulseaudio-kde in the same way, and it can also be
added to your local shell configuration/profile as well if you start
PulseAudio some other way. It doesn't fix the bug specifically, but it
gives satisfactory results.

~Kyle
 
Old 09-11-2012, 08:07 AM
Rodrigo Rivas
 
Default GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM, Kyle <kyle@gmx.ca> wrote:

> It's a bit of a dirty hack, but it works on this box, and I wouldn't
> hesitate to use it anywhere it's needed.
>
> If PulseAudio is muting your master volume control when it starts, first
> copy /usr/bin/start/pulseaudio-x11 to /usr/local/bin
>
> sudo cp /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 /usr/local/bin
>
> Edit the local copy (/usr/local/bin/start-**pulseaudio-x11) and add a
> line similar to the following at the end of the file:
>
> amixer -D hw set Master 92% unmute
>
> Again, it's a hack, but it effectively gives all GNOME users, and
> hopefully anyone else on the system who starts a PulseAudio session, sound
> at a sensible volume. The same or similar line should be able to be added
> to start-pulseaudio-kde in the same way, and it can also be added to your
> local shell configuration/profile as well if you start PulseAudio some
> other way. It doesn't fix the bug specifically, but it gives satisfactory
> results.


I don't have this particular bug, but I guess that it is related to
pulseaudio trying to save and restore the volume of the soundcard between
sessions. Can you try commenting out the relevant lines in the file
"/etc/pulse/default.pa" (or "~/.pulse/default.pa" if it exist) and
"/etc/pulse/system.pa". The relevant lines are the ones just after the
comments:

### Automatically restore the volume of streams and devices

Maybe only one of them is faulty (I bet on "module-card-restore"), but you
may start removing all of them and see whether it helps.

Regards.
--
Rodrigo
 

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