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Old 07-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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sound in wheezy

running wheezy, 7.1

does anyone know the basic in & outs of sound in wheezy? Particularly the ionterplay between alsa & pulseaudio. is pulseaudio supposed to be the replacement for alsa?

ive been going round with 2 seemingly simple problems. 1-getting a login sound. 2-stopping volume level from being reset
to 0 every time i reboot.

i solved the vol level not staying where i put it by installing alsa utils & a couple other reccomended oss pkgs.

i got a login sound by copying /usr/share/sound/moblin/stereo to /usr/share sounds, which, i suspect, is not the proper
way to do it but found that solution by googling, & it works, sort of.

however, now when i login im blasted at max volume everytime.

ive got the usual /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play line in startup with a -V 1 appended.

canberra-gtk-play seems to have a lot to do with this & im not sure how pulseaudio fits in.

anyway, anyone know what else has taken over my volume control & maxed it out?

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Do you have a default install of wheezy? Check out if your user is in the audio group, just type groups in the terminal, normaly with any mixer it is possible to setup the volumes and done. I recomend qasmixer.

Old 07-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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fixed it, but not sure how or why.

had to remove the -V 1 option from login sound startup apps.

i had to insert it to get any sound at all in squeeze in my other computer but wheezy has the opposite effect.


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