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Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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good that explains it

ok so I suggest you stay with upgrading PA

if that fails try post 13 then 14

ahhh I meant the real LM forum http://forums.linuxmint.com/

to post in 2 forums at LQ is regarding as naughty
 
Old 08-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #17
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sudo service alsa-utils restart

if LM uses init.d try

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
Neither of these worked. alsa-utils was not found. I did a search and found "sudo /sbin/alsa force-reload" which worked.


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4) retest sound is surround pls
I am getting sound out of all my speakers, but the front and back speakers are still duplicated. It doesn't sound like actual surround sound.


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5) report if you have no such files/folders or commands fail

only if they fail post the contents of /etc/init.d using command
ls /etc/init.d

not sure where to look for upstart but some distros keep the init.d folder for historical reasons
Code:
acpid              LCDd                         screen-cleanup
acpi-support       lm-sensors                   sendsigs
alsa-restore       mdm                          setvtrgb
alsa-store         mintsystem                   single
anacron            modemmanager                 skeleton
apport             module-init-tools            smbd
atd                networking                   speech-dispatcher
avahi-daemon       network-interface            ssh
binfmt-support     network-interface-container  stop-bootlogd
bluetooth          network-interface-security   stop-bootlogd-single
bootlogd           network-manager              stunnel4
brltty             nmbd                         sudo
console-setup      ondemand                     udev
cron               plymouth                     udev-fallback-graphics
cryptdisks         plymouth-log                 udev-finish
cryptdisks-early   plymouth-splash              udevmonitor
cryptdisks-enable  plymouth-stop                udevtrigger
cryptdisks-udev    plymouth-upstart-bridge      ufw
cups               pppd-dns                     umountfs
dbus               procps                       umountnfs.sh
dmesg              pulseaudio                   umountroot
dns-clean          rc                           unattended-upgrades
freenx-server      rc.local                     urandom
friendly-recovery  rcS                          vboxballoonctrl-service
grub-common        README                       vboxdrv
halt               reboot                       vboxweb-service
hddtemp            resolvconf                   virtualbox
hostname           rfkill-restore               virtualbox-guest-utils
hwclock            rfkill-store                 vsftpd
hwclock-save       rsync                        whoopsie
irqbalance         rsyslog                      winbind
kerneloops         samba                        x11-common
killprocs          saned                        xrdp
 
Old 08-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #18
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good that explains it

ok so I suggest you stay with upgrading PA

if that fails try post 13 then 14
I just tried 13 before seeing this message. Will try the upgrade first before trying 14.


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ahhh I meant the real LM forum http://forums.linuxmint.com/
Sorry, that is what I meant. I posted my question in the linuxmint.com forums first and did not receive a response after a few days, so that was when I posted my question in the LQ forum.

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to post in 2 forums at LQ is regarding as naughty
I may be new at Linux, but I do know netiquette...

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:22 AM   #19
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sorry if offended on netacutte--- I have made a rough howto, with sexy images

Note that I had to use a modprobe config which I explain a bit ugly on page one but if you read page 2 you should catch my drift

http://techpatterns.com/forums/post-9635.html#9635

small hijack

pls do not reply at techpatterns

if you like it or are following it, start a new thread there but best to stay here as I am tracking this thread
 
Old 08-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #20
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I want to make it sound like it was a 6 channel sound file, with voice from the center speaker and music from the other 4 speakers. In Windows 7, after installing the Realtek drivers, it allowed you to simulate the 6 channel sound with a 2 channel sound file.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but to extract voice from a sound file and "put" it in the central speaker one does need to use audio filters, doesn't he?
Perhaps this low-pass filter with ALSA page could be of some help...
 
Old 08-30-2012, 05:25 AM   #21
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I may have scared him away?

any how I have finished my own little howto now on this page, whether its relevant, time will tell eh?

http://techpatterns.com/forums/about2179.html
 
Old 08-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #22
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to test your speakers see if you have surround sound files in
/usr/share/sounds/alsa
 
Old 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #23
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414N

I may have scared him away?
I'm still around. I've been trying to figure out just how to install Pulseaudio 2. There is nothing from them or anywhere that I could find to explain how to update ones current version

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any how I have finished my own little howto now on this page, whether its relevant, time will tell eh?

http://techpatterns.com/forums/about2179.html
We will see. Even if it doesn't help in my situation, I am sure it will be of benefit to others.
 
Old 08-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #24
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ahh ok well if you use their packages you need to compile

http://freedesktop.org/software/pulseaudio/releases/

but you likely to have dependency hell unless you install their dependencies first

2) I assume you already have your kernel headers installed?

3) I am on debian sid and we are already on version 2.0 but ummm I would never
recommend sid to Linux newbies so have a go at compiling.

4) I suggest before you do anything you take an image of your system

I prefer a live cd and use partimage on partitions that are ext2 or 3

I don't use ext4 but I believe it is better to use something else

did you ever use Norton's ghost or Acronis or Driveimage? in windows
 
Old 09-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #25
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ahh ok well if you use their packages you need to compile
Too bad they don't explain this on their site. After doing some searching, I found http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...ulseaudio.html which explains how to install Pulseaudio 2 and what the dependencies are.

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but you likely to have dependency hell unless you install their dependencies first
Dependency hell is right. Going by the page above, I don't meet a few of the dependencies. It says I need pkg-config-0-27, but I only have pkg-config-0-26. It says I need D-Bus-1.6.4 but I only have 1.4.18. Since I am running Gnome, I will also need GTK+, but I need GTK+-2.24.11 but my libgtk2.0-0 is version 2.24.10. I haven't even looked at the optional requirements. To make things more interesting, just installing those dependencies won't work as they also have their own dependencies that I don't meet. Arrgh.


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2) I assume you already have your kernel headers installed?
Just what was installed when I installed LM13 which is linux-headers-3.2.0-23, though I do notice up to linux-headers-3.2.0-29 available in Synaptic.

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3) I am on debian sid and we are already on version 2.0 but ummm I would never
recommend sid to Linux newbies so have a go at compiling.
Maybe when I get more comfortable at Linux I may look at switching to debian sid, but not today... LOL, though if I can find a distro with a gui that has a working sound setup and I can use my printer with it, I could switch,


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4) I suggest before you do anything you take an image of your system

I prefer a live cd and use partimage on partitions that are ext2 or 3

I don't use ext4 but I believe it is better to use something else

did you ever use Norton's ghost or Acronis or Driveimage? in windows
I have used Driveimage in Windows. Linux Mint comes with Nepomuk Backup. Not sure how good it is as I get an error when I try to run it saying the Nepomuk backup service isn't running. Not really sure what that is.

I will give Partimage a look and see about using that if I decide to go with the daunting task on compiling and installing PA2.

It might just be easier to go with 414N's suggestion of trying out different audio filters.

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