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Old 02-14-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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Question ALSA, Phonon, Debian Squeeze.

Hi there!
Two days ago I've got upgraded from my Debian Lenny to Squeeze. It's all cool - KDE 4, GNOME 2.30 and everything... But here is one problem. I've got no sound in applications using Phonon. "Alright" i thought. Let's go some deeper. As I have understood - Phonon is just API. It bases on PulseAudio sound server, who bases on ALSA. Though - as I've got it from forums and other people - PulseAudio should start as soon, as possible after ALSA. "And here you _should_ go." I have ONLY Dummy Output in PulseAudio. I even do not see any of my sound devices in Phonons settings in systemsettings. As I saw on Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Fedora forums there was similiar problem, but they saw their sound devices. In /etc/rc2.d (second startup mode is default) - S25pulseaudio as a link to /etc/init.d/pulseaudio. ALSA is started as modules. It has its *.conf files in /etc/modprobe.d/

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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I had to run "alsactl init" to enable sound in clean squeeze install.
Old 02-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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I do not have to run anything for alsa to run.
But I do not have sound in pulseaudio.

By the way, I think that it is because of kenel. Version 2.6.33 - is that ok?


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