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Old 09-19-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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[Mint LXDE] System Sound Not Working / Audio Manager


I'm having some issues finding an audio manager in LXDE. Every answer to this I've found so far just tells the poster to use alsamixer and ignores their request for a sound manager. I'm looking for something like in Gnome, where you manage the sound theme and volume controls and such.

In addition to this, system sounds are not working. I can play audio files (with the speakers popping before and after they're played), but the system won't play any event sounds.

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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hi

if by sound manager you mean GUI then consider Pulseaudio.

but you first have to have everything set up correctly by ALSA.

spend some time looking at my alsa howto if you like....because I find most people do not know how to setup their model=string which goes a long way to what sliders you see in a graphical mixer. Or any other alsa wiki.

http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1813.html

2) system sounds .....maybe you do not have pc speaker module loaded?

try this (and my result as example)
Code:
lsmod | grep pcspkr
pcspkr                  1434  0
if you get no response you do not have module loaded.

It may be blacklisted or kernel does not have the module

try seeing if kernel has it with

Code:
su
modprobe pcspkr
lsmod | grep pcspkr
Not sure where your blacklisting is ...mine is folder /etc/modprobe.d/
 
Old 09-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply!
I didn't have pcspkr enabled, but turning it on unfortunately didn't help. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 09-20-2011, 02:29 AM   #4
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what do you mean by system sounds?

give me an example....I was thinking of beep but maybe you mean.....when email arrives you hear a wolf howling?
 
Old 09-20-2011, 07:41 AM   #5
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I was talking about the log on/log off sound and sounds when a dialog pops up and such.
 
Old 09-20-2011, 09:14 AM   #6
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hmm

I don't use lxde atm I prefer xfce but it appears you just a need an application to open and play a sound file by creating the relevant desktop entry to "autostart" as per

http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?...em+sound#p4775

2) not sure what Mint uses for its shutdown....maybe you need root powers to have a script in /etc/rc6?? to play a sound?

3) dialog hmm well if its a specific app may be an udev rule ....maybe you might consider posting to the lxde forum

good luck

---------- Post added 20-09-11 at 22:14 ----------

hmm

I don't use lxde atm I prefer xfce but it appears you just a need an application to open and play a sound file by creating the relevant desktop entry to "autostart" as per

http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?...em+sound#p4775

2) not sure what Mint uses for its shutdown....maybe you need root powers to have a script in /etc/rc6?? to play a sound?

3) dialog hmm well if its a specific app may be an udev rule ....maybe you might consider posting to the lxde forum

good luck
 
Old 09-20-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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I don't want to play a sound when an event occurs, I'm just wondering why the sound already associated to the event is not playing.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #8
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Yes well I am suggesting

eg if you boot into lxde....the sound of its startup...is controlled by having an autostart of a sound player playing a certain sound.

2) Maybe you mean....when you open a certain app...it must play a certain sound?
 
Old 09-23-2011, 10:00 PM   #9
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I see. At any rate, I wound up reinstalling Mint with GNOME because LXDE was too limited for me.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #10
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I had this same problem of no sound on LXDE in mint 12.
The solution I found was to go

Sound & Video -> Mixer

then select the correct sound card,
then select controls: master

then unmute the channels.

LXDE is cool.

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