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Month: August 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: Re: MX-15 sound loss in VLC

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:28:58 -0400
On Friday 05 August 2016 08:35:52 deloptes wrote:

> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > So it is. Owned by root but world rw. Then why, if root can access
> > it during the init phase, is it not active for me until I do an
> > alsactl restore ?  Something in starting the x stuff as the usr
> > after the login, is killing the sound UNTIL the user does a restore.
> >  And its a right PIMA. Just for S & G, I just added an aplay command
> > to be executed by me, immediately after a line in rc.local that does
> > a theoretical restore, as me to play the front-center channel id
> > file.  I'll see if that plays when I next reboot. Which is not
> > eminent ATM.
> In my opinion the problem is somewhere else. This file is not meant to
> be used by user. It is used when alsa framework is initialized. When
> you do restore you actually load the settings from this file.
> The question is why it is not restoring on boot. You should inspect
> the scripts used to start/initialize alsa.
> I can't look further ATM. I would actually trace the log files, but
> the approach with playing something is also valid, only it will not
> help understand why if not working.
> BTW I don't have anything in rc.local. I have (jessie)
> find /etc/rc* | grep alsa
> /etc/rc0.d/K01alsa-utils
> /etc/rc6.d/K01alsa-utils
> /etc/rcS.d/S21alsa-utils
> regards
Looking at S21alsa-utils, it seems to me that I should see a log msg or 
30 from it.  I am not, but its appears to mute the system at one point 
in the script. WTH is that for?  What I see in the last dmesg all comes 
from snd_intel, and says that msi has been disabled, whatever the heck 
that means. I'm clueless about that.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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