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Old 08-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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When I choose pulseaudio in vlc there's no option to select a device.

When I do groups I get the following.

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dan adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare bumblebee
I'll try again and see if I get anywhere.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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If it helps here are the screenshots of alsamixer.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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Sorry for being a noob but can you write out exactly what code you want me to do because I'm very confused now. I've put in a lot of different code so I'm not sure what exactly I'm supposed to do now.

As of right now I'm lost as to what to do. In vlc I selected media>capture device and it shows hw 0,0 so i tried hw 1,3 , hw 1,7 , hw 1,8 and hw 1,9 and that didn't work either.

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #19
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dan
you are not a member of audio or video

I am not sure what editor you use in mint....maybe gedit.....anyhow we need to fix this first!

pls open /etc/group with a root powered text editor or root powered mc
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/group  (or) sudo mc (and navigate to /etc/  arrow down to group and press F4 to edit
(2)
append : and your name with no gaps to lines for audio and video
so they look like this....but the number may differ

audio:x:29:dan
video:x:44:dan

(3) save the file....gedit should have a pull down to allow save....in mc its F2

reboot

re-run
groups and report you are now a member of audio and video

#################

I am surprised that linux mint reputed to be newbie friendly as got it wrong
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:40 PM   #20
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In the file for audio it had audio:x:29:[pulse] so i changed it to audio:x:29:[dan] minus the brackets. rebooting now and then will report back.

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Old 08-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #21
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okay got it dan adm cdrom sudo audio dip video plugdev lpadmin sambashare bumblebee
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #22
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good to hear

now in the mean time we may need to treat you as a complete newbie
Quote:
In vlc I selected media>capture
sorry to break the news to you, but capture means input device not output device which also means playback device

2) We may have to look at a number of priorities as well....as linux mint has not done its job

but you choose....this is not me...telling you what is the correct choice....but we may be better off in the long run, agreeing to a set of choices that you make
and are happy to fix up

what am I talking about?

q1...do you want pulseaudio?
good reason to choose is....on the fly (no reboot) switch of audio devices

q2 ....is it correctly configured?

q4.....how many users will use this computer?
assuming they are all newbies.......we need to get sound right and then use a system wide config
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #23
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now look at the commands in post 13 pls...under part two

do that pls
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #24
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independent question (1)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8&d=1375835799

Can you explain....do you have 4 holes for optical jacks/leads?

I suspect not.

I am guessing you have one spdif for the intel device and maybe one for the nvidia device.

which means
-------------------your sound configs are shyte

independent question (2)
do you wish to ever use the intel sound?

That is, is the reason for setting up vlc ....to play movies thru the tv and not play sound thru any internal speaker or 3.55 mm headphone jack?

independent question (3)
what is computer?
a tower or a laptop

If its a laptop.....and you take it out of tv room, you are likely to need the intel sound
 
Old 08-06-2013, 11:02 PM   #25
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I have got to go out, so take your time working thru what you want and what you can see. etc

I will get back to this thread in maybe 6 hours time......but am happy if TB0ne or others can assist

good luck
 
Old 08-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #26
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The computer is an Alienware m11x laptop. I'm the only user of the computer. I would like the intel card to work as well because I don't only use if for the tv. The only 2 optical ports that I'm sure of are the vga and hdmi port. There is also a port I've never seen before. It looks like hdmi but one side is straight so it's not trapezoid shape and it has a D logo above it.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 02:39 AM   #27
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weather stopped me doing other things so I am back

as predicted you don't seem to have 4 spdif ports...I have never heard of a laptop with 4 spdif ports either.
http://images.yourdictionary.com/s-pdif

now that you are a member of audio and video, what happens when you try those commands for aplay in part 2 of reply 13---with a reboot so you try dev 3 then 7 then 8 then 9?

2) While we are on the subject of newbies.....is there a bios setting to enable hdmi sound?
 
Old 08-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #28
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Okay I tried all of them rebooting in between attempts and I get the error

aplay: main:682: audio open error: No such device

on all of them

In the bios it has an option for high definition sound and it's enabled.
 
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #30
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Dan

sorry none worked, that makes our job harder.....and we now go slower.

A) Can you confirm you have deleted all .asoundrc from your home account and /etc/asoundrc files pls?

B) That spdif image I talked about may mean....your settings aren't quite right. So I would like to see what you have installed and what you did.
If you can remember you chose not to do something or did something ....sound wise pls say so
--we are all humans here so this is a good learning curve for all of us.

c) can you pls save this file to your home folder/Downloads folder
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh
If mint allows executables then run it with
Code:
sh alsa_utils_alsa-info.sh
Don't worry that alsa-project has named the link different to the script name.
You can see the script link here
http://alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Help_To_Debug

if mint does not -- allow executables "as is" make it so with (change dir to where ever you downloaded it to)
Code:
chmod +x alsa_utils_alsa-info.sh
sh alsa_utils_alsa-info.sh
then rename the file you find in /tmp to drop the appending stuff so its called alsa-info.txt
then upload it somewhere and link to it
---I use dropbox but use any site you like
----I like dropbox because if the file ends in .txt....it displays in your web browser and you don't need to download something you may not trust.


MY EXAMPLE FOLLOWS not OP----and I have sound
https://www.dropbox.com/s/65q3ntwwd6asvvy/alsa-info.txt

d) it is highly likely, your output will be longer due to 2 cards and maybe the presence of pulseaudio

e) Do you get sound out of the intel card?

good luck
 
  


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