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Old 08-26-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Can't choose Alsa in Gnome


Hi

In my "Multimedia Systems Selector" I can only choose OSS or Custom. My kernel has all the alsa stuff configured and I apt-got alsa-base.
Why doesnt Gnome give me the option to choose alsa? Do I need adittional gnome/alsa packages? Which ones?

THanks
Stefan

EDIT: Never mind I just saw that the titlebar of the multimaedia systems selector reads "Gstreamer preferences" and so I tried the gstreamer0.8-alsa package and that was it :-)

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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This is a problem with a media framework called GStreamer. It seems that you don't have the GStreamer ALSA plugin. I believe the Debian package for it is gstreamer-alsa.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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I had the same problem, thanks for the tip, it works great.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 10:18 AM   #4
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Yeah, now if I only could make the PCM in the volume control stay unmuted!
 
Old 08-26-2005, 11:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Yeah, now if I only could make the PCM in the volume control stay unmuted!
Try running "alsamixer" as a normal user and then "alsactl store" as root.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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Code:
# apt-get install alsa-utils
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Recommended packages:
  alsa-base
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gnome gnome-desktop-environment gnome-volume-manager hal udev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  alsa-utils
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 5 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1045kB of archives.
After unpacking 451kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


I had to download alsa-base and alsa-utils from stable to make it work, but thanks.
I think if gnome provides the mixer, it should be able to store the settings itself. it's a bit weird the way it works now with all the available GUI configuration for standard desktop needs except in this case..

stef
 
  


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