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war1025 07-21-2011 08:06 AM

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...

cynwulf 07-21-2011 11:06 AM

Get rid of pulseaudio and revert to using just alsa

Code:

aptitude purge ~npulseaudio

war1025 07-24-2011 11:04 PM

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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