[arch-general] GDM and/or PulseAudio mute my sound
jdashiel at shellworld.net
Sun Sep 9 00:02:25 EDT 2012
You are not the only one experiencing this problem. This isn't even
unique to archlinux either. Wherever pulseaudio is installed, it brings
with it chaos and destruction. When I do any install of Linux, if the
sound card isn't working it's impossible since I'm totally blind and if
the Linux don't talk the Linux don't walk. You can imagine the "fun"
the linux accessibility community is having with this issue. Searching
archived messages on orca-list at gnome.org quite a few messages have been
written. The most recent couple provide a howto for debian systems to
get an accessible install of a g.u.i. system and be able to handle
pulseaudio successfully. There are of course the ~/.pulse/ directory
trees that can be disposed of if pulse isn't going to be used on systems
and a pulse-gtk-dummy package I think archlinux has that can be
installed to run interference with gnome on pulseaudio too. No idea
what that will do to or for your system though.
On Sat, 8 Sep 2012, Chester Wisniewski wrote:
> I had similar issues on my machine. First I launched mixer and set everything
> the way I wanted, then I ran sudo alsactl store. Now the problem is gone.
> On 09/08/2012 09:59 AM, Frank Wilson wrote:
> > > According to Kyle:
> > > > Apparently, Google is not my friend this time, as I can find no
> > > > information about this problem, and I appear to be the only one
> > > > experiencing it, and only on this machine.
> > >
> > >
> > > Correction: I actually did find , and that appears to be my exact
> > > problem, but it is also unsolved. Please help. Thanks.
> > >
> > >  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130201
> > > ~Kyle
> > Hi Kyle,
> > I think I have also been having the same problems with pulseaudio on Arch.
> > Basically pulseaudio seems to
> > mute and zero the master channel on my sound card (its a VirtualBox machine)
> > whenever it starts.
> > I asked for help on the pulseaudio mailinglist back in June , but nothing
> > much came out of it.
> > I then gave up for a bit, but have been meaning to raise a bug on it.
> > So this weekend I did so [2,3].
> > 
> > http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2012-June/013710.html
> >  https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31469
> >  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54673
> > Cheers,
> > Frank
jude <jdashiel at shellworld.net>
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