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Old 07-21-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
textillis
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sound problem: gstreamer error


Since changing to a new machine, I have never had sound from the onboard speakers, only ever been able to get sound via headphones.

But now, after fresh install of SW64-current, running xfce, and after installing gstreamer, I get no sound at all, accompanied (silently) by this message:
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GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices. Some sound system specific GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem.
Questions:
  1. -Before this fresh install, when i was getting sound through alsa, i simply had to adjust the icons by running <alsamixer> at cli; does my current problem with sound mean that gstreamer has hijacked sound?
  2. -how do pulse and alsa interact or otherwise;
  3. -the permissions problem: do I need to adduser to group 'audio', if so, could I have the group number for that? and, (behold, the voice of depression!) ...
  4. -Is there a point where one gets kicked out of this forum for being verbosely inept? if so, am I rapidly approaching it? so many questions
....

thx comme d'habitude
beaten down very low, not quite out ...

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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what version of gstreamer are you installing? Slackware-Current have gstreamer-0.10.x and the latest gstreamer is 1.0 and it's not fully compatible with 0.10.x
 
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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what version of gstreamer are you installing? Slackware-Current have gstreamer-0.10.x and the latest gstreamer is 1.0 and it's not fully compatible with 0.10.x
Thanks kindly Willy!
I'll give it a go by resync-ing with -current and get back to tell you.

(I just uninstalled all gstreamer: curious effect: now i cannot view youtube, which I watch all the time, but I can view youporn.com, which i ...er... well, sometimes, you know ....: strange no?)

Edit: upgrade didn't even offer me the option of re-installing gstreamer; I'm not using KDE but xfce; is gstreamer a KDE package?

Anyway, off I go to resync and get -current's gstreamer back.

Also, for sound. I have lost all sound. never had it through the speakers, always had it through headphones, but since going -current and installing gstreamer, no sound at all and VLC has crashed.

But that is mixing up the problems, as I have already made posts about this.

Best,

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
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what version of gstreamer are you installing? Slackware-Current have gstreamer-0.10.x and the latest gstreamer is 1.0 and it's not fully compatible with 0.10.x
Thanks kindly Willy!
I'll give it a go by resync-ing with -current and get back to tell you.

(I just uninstalled all gstreamer: curious effect: now i cannot view youtube, which I watch all the time, but I can view youporn.com, which i ...er... well, sometimes, you know ....: strange no?)

Anyway, off I go to resync and get -current's gstreamer back.

Also, for sound. I have lost all sound. never had it through the speakers, always had it through headphones, but since going -current and installing gstreamer, no sound at all and VLC has crashed.

But that is mixing up the problems, as I have already made posts about this.

Best,
Edit: slackpkg upgrade didn't offer the option of installing gstreamer, just a plug-in: phonon, which I think is a menu-launcher; it just occurred to me: I'm not running KDE, but xfce, is that the reason?
 
Old 07-21-2013, 04:50 AM   #5
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if you perform a full installation of Slackware, then you should have gstreamer and gst-plugins-* on your system. You can check it using
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ls /var/log/packages | grep gst
no problem with XFCE. slackpkg doesn't really care if you only use XFCE or KDE or any other DE.
 
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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if you perform a full installation of Slackware, then you should have gstreamer and gst-plugins-* on your system. You can check it using
Code:
ls /var/log/packages | grep gst
no problem with XFCE. slackpkg doesn't really care if you only use XFCE or KDE or any other DE.
Thanks again Willy.
Problem solved by AlienBob's advice pertaining to runlevels and group memberships.
By simply reverting to runlevel 3, both sound and VLC problems solved.

Cheers,
 
  


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