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Old 12-15-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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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...
 
Old 12-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Run such an application from a terminal and see what errors (if any) you get.

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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This thread from another forum might help.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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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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