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Month: August 2016

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

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:56:21 -0400
On Thursday 04 August 2016 02:06:27 Joe wrote:

> I've had some sound problems in MX-15 with VLC and Trinity.  The issue
> is solved... sort of.
> This is a link to the discussion:
> The short version is:
> After I installed KDE Plasma Desktop, the problems cleared up.
> Recently, they started again.  If I log out of TDE, log into Plasma
> Desktop, log out of Plasma, then back into TDE, I have sound again in
> VLC.
Maybe this is a good time to add to the confusion.  Something in the 
environment as tdm is starting shuts off the sound, and it is 100% 
repeatable here, running R14.0.4.  And despite my best efforts at adding 
the fix it command to stuff that either runs as root by init, (rcS) or 
as me when I log in, sound is deader than a nail until I find a terminal 
and type in the fix it: alsactl restore.

This has existed as a bootup problem for at least a year.  I hear the big 
thump in the speakers as the driver is loaded way back in the text only 
portion of the reboot, which I see because I am an anacronism and always 
have a no-splash on the kernel's load line in grub.conf.  That thump 
tells me the sound should work, so what is it in the tdm load time frame 
that mutes it?

Whatever it should be found & killed. With no regrets. SSS theory.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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