On Sunday 15 February 2009 23:50:26 JohnMinson wrote: > Craig White wrote: > > On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 15:04 -0500, JohnMinson wrote: > >> Well lets try and not eradicate it . > >> So currently I have all of pulse installed (as best I can tell) . I > >> removed all of kde and pulse , my '.kde' directory and all the '.pulse' > >> files / directories in my home directory . Then reinstalled kde and > >> pulse with all updates . > >> After re-installing pulse I also followed the hints at > >> 'http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206868&highlight=pulse' > >> So the current problem is > >> > >> amarok2 works fine > >> > >> system 'boings' at start up. > >> > >> nothing else works sound wise . > >> > >> In the 'System Settings' -> 'Computer Administration' -> 'Multimedia' I > >> noticed that when I 'test' the 'PulseAudio' entry I get nothing . > >> Currently the top preference on this menu is the digital coax out(IEC > >> 958) interface on my sound card . > >> The reason for doing this is to try and stop the following from spewing > >> into the log file > >> > >> Feb 15 14:13:34 localhost pulseaudio: module-alsa-sink.c: ALSA > >> woke us up to write new data to the device, but there was actually > >> nothing to write! Most likely this is an ALSA driver bug. Please report > >> this issue to the PulseAudio developers. > >> > >> If I try mplayer with no options it seems to connect to 'pulse' > >> AO: [pulse] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample) > >> And this also causes log file spewing so its trying to work but no sound > >> > >> If I try mplayer with -ao alsa it seems to connect to alsa > >> AO: [alsa] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample) > >> There is no log file spewing but no sound either > >> > >> Firefox -> youtube no sound > >> kmplayer (xine) no sound > >> > >> any suggestions would be appreciated . > > > > ---- > > sounds to me as if you need to use Kmix and go into the mixer and make > > sure that you turn up PCM mixer to near maximum > > > > Craig > > all outputs maxed out,nothing muted (that I can find) > > the digital SPDIF output doesn't seem to care anyway > > AMAROK2 works fine > > nothing else works sound wise Strange - I think pulseaudio is getting blamed for a lot of things that have nothing to do with it, or very little. I have it on three systems, all with very different hardware, and for that matter, different distros/versions, and it has not been the cause of any problem whatsoever. I think it is a red herring in many cases. Anne
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