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Old 07-21-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
war1025
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Digital Sound won't work after installing PulseAudio


I am running Debian Testing with some packages from unstable and experimental. (Mostly gnome3 stuff)

I have avoided installing PulseAudio since I've heard of people having issues with it and I didn't want to break my sound. But a few days ago some of the gnome3 stuff pulled pulseaudio in as a dependency.

In the PulseAudio device chooser there is an Analog and a Digital option. I'd like to use the Digital output, but no sound comes out when I choose it. Analog works just fine.

I have an Intel sound card.
Code:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

Code:
dpkg -l | grep pulse
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio              0.10.30-1                         GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libpulse-browse0                      0.9.22-1.1                        PulseAudio client libraries (zeroconf support)
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0               0.9.22-1.1                        PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
ii  libpulse0                             0.9.22-1.1                        PulseAudio client libraries
ii  pulseaudio                            0.9.22-1.1                        PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-esound-compat              0.9.22-1.1                        PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer
ii  pulseaudio-module-gconf               0.9.22-1.1                        GConf module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11                 0.9.22-1.1                        X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-zeroconf            0.9.22-1.1                        Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-utils                      0.9.22-1.1                        Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
I've looked around but everything I can find deals with getting the digital output to show up. The output shows up fine for me, and if I go into pavucontrol I can see sound playing, it just doesn't make any sound through my speakers. I have made sure everything is unmuted. I'm not sure where to go from here...
 
Old 07-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Get rid of pulseaudio and revert to using just alsa

Code:
aptitude purge ~npulseaudio
 
Old 07-25-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
war1025
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Yea, that was what I did initially, but then my keyboard volume keys stopped working. And I don't know how to re-map them to control a different device / channel than pulseaudio
 
  


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