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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 20:54:03 -0400
On Thursday 04 August 2016 16:34:57 Joe wrote:

> 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

Joe, please don't put your reply below anybody's sig disconnecter. You 
did, and that means I have to copy & paste from your message to this 
one.  The sig disconnect is a newline,dash,dash,space,newline and no 
email agent I know of fails to honor it unless its some winders thing.

Now I'll copy and paste:


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.


I never for a millsecond thought it was an MX-15 problem. I've had an 
aftermarket card it did it to, and it does it to the motherboard audio 
system on this now elderly Asus motherboard.  Post away, as I see no 
reason to launch a machine code trace on your MX-15, whatever that is.

As for trinity, ISTR I also had problems with kde doing the same thing 
before I jerked it out by its hair and put trinity in. And I have lost a 
lot less blood annually with trinity than I have with kde for the last 6 
or 7 years.  I like stability.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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