[arch-general] Gnome - howto configure sound? Sound is silent, beep is loud (as heck)?
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Nov 24 04:00:13 EST 2009
This is my first real work with gnome. Initially when I first installed arch,
it seems like I had sound (I think that was before gstreamer), now I have no
sound for desktop apps, but the system beep is so loud it will scare the heck
out of you when you backspace too far, etc... I need to reverse both.
Sound works in everything but gnome. I know it was working in gnome, but now
something isn't working or is conflicted. I know for a fact virtualbox had
good sound in gnome, now I get an error from XP saying that it is defaulting
to 'null' sound. See screenshot:
The big problem is I don't know how to configure the sound in gnome. I found
this "Configuration Editor", but other than finding a few sound settings, I'm
not sure what to do with it. I suspect, on a gut feeling I need to rip
gstreamer out and go bact to asls or something else. But what?
Here are some additional symptoms. The thing I first notice is my volume
control is X'ed out and if I click on it, I get the error:
"No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found."
In the Configuration Editor, the sound settings I found look like this.
schemas (all by <schema>)
(chat music and video all default)
Well that doesn't mean a whole lot of shinola to me at all. If some of our
great list companions has any expertise with sound in gnome, I really would
appreciate a bit of help or at least a point in the right direction on whether
I trash gstreamer and work to configure alsa of a good webpage where this is
discussed would be fine. As always, if you need anything else, please do not
hesitate to ask. I'm more than happy to do the work on my end to learn how to
fix this. Thanks.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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