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Month: August 2016

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

From: Joe <joegum@...>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:34:57 -0400

On 08/04/2016 08:56 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett


I'm cross-posting your reply to my thread in the MX-15 Modified forum so 
they will know that this is not exclusively a Trinity on MX-15 problem.