On Wednesday 18 November 2009 14:40:16 Jason Filippou wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm having trouble with my sound in a rather fresh Testing box on KDE.
> Before I lay down the situation, let me clarify that I have googled,
> rather extensively, in pursuit of a solution to my problem, yet I have
> not found a solution that solves my problem. So, instead of turning my
> system into a bundle of conflicting packages very possibly unrelated
> to my problem, I decided to post my inquiry here. Now to the
> My sound works well for system sounds and notifications, such as the
> music playing when logging into KDE and when emptying the trash. I can
> also listen to music through Amarok and have sound from games as well
> (namely, Tremulous). However, I do NOT have any sound from flash
> player (I have installed flashplugin-nonfree) in both Iceweasel and
> Konqueror or any sound from AVI videos (tested through vlc). I also
> get a "Problem with Audio Playback" when making calls through Skype,
> but I can live without Skype.
> Here is what the "iceweaselrc" file says about my /dev/dsp wrapper for
> jason@debian:~$ sudo nano /etc/iceweasel/iceweaselrc
> # which /dev/dsp wrapper to use
> I have tried setting it to all the other values that the iceweasel
> manpage says there are, yet still no luck.
> Here is what lspci -v says about my hardware sound (I have omitted
> output unrelated to audio devices or controllers):
> jason@debian:~$ lspci -v
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio
> Controller (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
> Memory at fdff8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
> 01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Device 0be2 (rev a1)
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
> Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> And below are some screenshots from system settings->multimedia
> I have installed the following packages possibly related to my issue,
> after googling a bit:
> libasound libasound2-doc alsa-base alsa-utils alsa-oss alsamixergui
> May I also note that after running iceweasel with an "aoss" wrapper
> jason@debian:~$ aoss /usr/lib/iceweasel/iceweasel
> I see the following output on the terminal, repeated constantly:
> ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1010
snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
> Yet I still get no sound.
> I'd like to add that I've examined the terminal output after choosing
> my Debian partition from Grub and noted the string:
> Setting up ALSA... done.
> kmix is well set and configured, and so is alsamixergui.
> Might there be any solution to my problem?
> I believe this is all I can provide you with for now, please do not
> hesitate to ask for more information and I shall give it.
I got a similar problem having a web cam with integrated microphone.
Restarting the computer with the web cam unplugged would bring back the sound
in iceweasel. Blacklisting snd_usb_audio in alsa-base-blacklist.conf did solve
the problem, in a not too nice way, but it did what I wanted. Of course, I
cannot use the microphone on the web cam now, but I really don't care for it.
Hope it helps
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