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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:
GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices. Some sound system specific GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem.
-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?
-how do pulse and alsa interact or otherwise;
-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!) ...
-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 ...
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.
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?