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Re: [trinity-users] New thread, next problem

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:02:58 -0400
On Sunday 22 March 2015 02:46:06 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Sunday 22 March 2015 03:18:36 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > This has all worked without a trace of pulse even being installed.
> In the Debian list you say that you have installed pavucontrol and it
> doesn't work.  It wouldn't if pulseaudio is not installed.
> (PulseAudioVolUme = pavu) As I suggested there, have you tested your
> sound hardware?  (I suggested a live CD to test.)
> Lisi

Neither of them will run of coarse, no pulse server.

Speaker-test was also muted.  As was KsCD with Johnny Cash's "The man 
comes round" showing on the window and play progress bar.

But I did find and fix it about 4 hours ago, by installing the alsamixer 
and its gui, which was never done before  and finding that it was all 
turned down to zero when I ran it.  So its working again. I haven't had 
to resort to that in several years.

But my puzzlement stems from wondering why a powerdown reboot should mute 
it all, except the incoming email beep from kmail.  Strange. But at 
least I know how to fix it if it does it again.

But I would also like to figure out a way to prevent the unconnected 
hdmi "hda_intel" audio on this eVga made nvidia video card from being 
discovered and supposedly configured. I cannot blacklist the 
snd-hda-intel driver module since it is the same driver for both audio 
systems.  And that has occured several times in the past 5 years or so.

The product id for the bad system, card1 is 1302, but that doesn't grep 
in /lib/udev. And while I have on previous installs, fiddled with udev 
rules, its in desparation, not from any guru knowledge of how to do it 
correctly.  Greg Hartman is the final answer there, and that mountain of 
a man is busier than that famous cat, on the equally famous tin roof. :)

The info in the man pages for udev isn't very good at such specifics.  
That and I get lost in the abreviations without ever learning what the 
foundation word means.  We have way too many TLA's.

Thanks Lisi.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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