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Old 01-12-2015, 01:23 PM   #16
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The problem you have is not unique: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/864735. Check post #22 and later.
I have read more of this link and it looks like the solution offered:
Code:
xrandr --output HDMI-0 --set audio on
produces the same error message that I have.

So now I have to backtrack.
I know that adding 'radeon.audio=1' to /etc/default/grub switched on the sound on my previous install- and I've added that to this install.
The only thing different between this debian install and my previous one could be that I haven't installed more firmware.

In Synaptic, I'm pretty certain I searched under 'radeon' and then installed all the files that came up.
But these are all fgrlx display drivers.
And I've just removed and purged all the fgrlx files.
Should I try installing them again?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 02:24 PM   #17
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I think you need to work on your souces.list.
You need security & updates. You may even want multimedia. Stay away from backports.
http://debgen.simplylinux.ch
 
Old 01-12-2015, 05:12 PM   #18
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I think you need to work on your souces.list.
You need security & updates. You may even want multimedia. Stay away from backports.
http://debgen.simplylinux.ch
My sources list is a local UK mirror:
Code:
root@debianII:/etc/apt# cat sources.list
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
Is there a way I can setup security and updates from the terminal?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #19
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I now have access to my old debian install where the sound is working.
So I'm thinking I can now do a search on what drivers are installed on this distro (sda1) and compare that with the new distro (sdb2) where the sound isn't working.

I have to say that sda1 doesn't have gnome fully working.
But I actually prefer it like that - it's a bit more intuitive for me.

On sda1 where sound is working, if I do a search on fglrx installs, I get the following:
Code:
dpkg --get-selections | grep fglrx
fglrx-atieventsd				deinstall
fglrx-driver					deinstall
glx-alternative-fglrx				install
Does this mean I should install fglrx-atieventsd and fglrx-driver onto sda2 where sound isn't working?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 06:29 PM   #20
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I gave you a link to debian sources generater, use it to figure out your new sources.list.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 06:32 PM   #21
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deinstall means the packages are not installed, so I would not install the packages marked with deinstall.

I have no idea about the consequences of installing glx-alternative-fglrx. If apt doesn't tell you to remove any [essential] packages you could give it a try. At least you know how to uninstall it when you lose your X.

Are you running the same kernel on both sda1 and sda2? (uname -r)

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #22
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maybe this will help
http://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-...back-in-linux/
 
Old 01-13-2015, 12:57 PM   #23
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My sources list is a local UK mirror:
Code:
root@debianII:/etc/apt# cat sources.list
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
Is there a way I can setup security and updates from the terminal?
You have a system on sda1 have you compared your sources.list to your debootstsrap's sources.list
 
Old 01-13-2015, 03:10 PM   #24
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deinstall means the packages are not installed, so I would not install the packages marked with deinstall.
I have installed glx-alternative-fglrx in sda2, just like sda1.
I also went into system settings-sound and changed output and hardware to hdmi, which is the same as in sda1.

The sda1 home directory has a virtual-drives directory. I don't know where it came from.
How can I find out which install created this? That way, I can do the same install on sda2.

Quote:
Are you running the same kernel on both sda1 and sda2? (uname -r)
Yes, they're both the same.
 
Old 01-13-2015, 03:23 PM   #25
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I installed pavucontrol on sda2 and changed the settings to hdmi.
I remember I originally did the same in sda1. But now the program is no longer there!
 
Old 01-13-2015, 03:43 PM   #26
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You have a system on sda1 have you compared your sources.list to your debootstsrap's sources.list
The sources list on sda1 and sda2 are the same:

sda1
Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stable main non-free contrib
sda2
Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
 
Old 01-13-2015, 04:20 PM   #27
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Ok, sound is working!

I'm not entirely sure what happened. But I had a .asoundrc file with some coding which I took from a link.
I think the file selected which sound card I was to use. It probably had a setting for the wrong sound card.

I originally created the file in sda1. But after recently looking and seeing it was missing, I decided to remove the .asoundrc file from sda2.
Then I opened alsamixer and changed the sound card to hdmi.

Thank you everyone for your help with this new install!
 
  


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