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DiskChris 12-15-2012 12:24 PM

Removed pulseaudio, no sound...
 
After removing pulseaudio from my debian testing install, I now have no sound in any applications. I have installed alsa-base, and my alsa mixer is turned up. Programs are configured to use alsa as output, and yet continue to make no sound...

adamk75 12-16-2012 12:14 PM

Run such an application from a terminal and see what errors (if any) you get.

Adam

frankbell 12-16-2012 09:28 PM

This thread from another forum might help.

gradinaruvasile 12-29-2012 08:15 AM

Check if you have the .asoundrc file in your home folder:

Code:

cat $HOME/.asoundrc
That file is used to redirect the sounds to the pulseaudio server. It should have something like:

Code:

pcm.pulse {
    type pulse
}
ctl.pulse {
    type pulse
}
pcm.!default {
    type pulse
}
ctl.!default {
    type pulse

in it. If pulseaudio is removed, the "pulse" device will not be created thus the redirection cannot work. Deleting/renaming this file + restarting the alsa server solves this issue:

Code:

mv $HOME/.asoundrc $HOME/.asoundrc-bak
sudo service alsa-utils restart



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