[pulseaudio-discuss] 2 sound devices, one mostly won't play, but works
dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Tue Mar 29 00:52:50 PDT 2011
On 03/29/2011 02:39 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> On 03/29/2011 04:53 PM, Doug wrote:
>> On 03/29/2011 01:26 AM, Doug wrote:
>> Here I am again: Now the top sliders control the volume on the bottom
>> port. I don't know shat I did. I still can't get any sound out of the
>> speaker connected to the top port, but I can get the bonging noise on
>> the headphones of the second port. Actually, with all this
>> confusion, I really don't know which port is connected to what, since
>> now the top port seems to be connected to the headphones,
>> Do you know if anyone using PCLOS has ever gotten this thing to work?
> You might want to try with alsamixer
> It may be that your settings have become confused.
> You can drop an .asoundrc file into your home folder for testing.
> You may also get somewhere with "/etc/alsa/pulse-default.conf"
All right. I managed to get two sound sources running at the same time
(thru one card) and couldn't stop the one, so I shut the machine
down (gracefully) and when I rebooted and loaded a radio station, it
came out the MOBO device into the speakers. I looked up
/usr/bin/alsamixer.gui and it seems to only know the MOBO device, and
only the master has any effect on the volume. The panel
volume control works again. I conclude that PA is not working at all
right now. There is no file pulse-default.conf anywhere on the
machine. All the alsa files in /usr/bin as one might expect, altho
alsamixer.gui puts a drawing out with a zillion i/o keys. There is
no .asound* on the machine.
Unfortunately, I'm a retired hardware engineer, and I'm not all that
good with software. I sort of know how to find things on the machine,
and I know some _very basic_ bash programming, and I can edit files if I
know what to put in them. I was always told by the software
guys not to do it in hardware if it could be done in software, but if
Radio Shack still had the parts, I would be building a switch about now.
There's DigiKey, of course. . . .
It's almost 4AM here. I give up for the night.
Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley
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