YT Video w/o audio HELP

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YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#1 by willard » 09 Sep 2012, 18:53

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Hi,
This ISO's Install has yet to configure sound correctly. After clicking the speaker 'volumn' menu, alsa mixer did appear, but could not enable sound. Is there something missing from original settings? Also, after launching alsa mixer, the speaker icon has dissappeared from the taskbar. How can it be restored w/o complete wipe?

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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#2 by Hamza » 09 Sep 2012, 21:14

Perhaps a problem of driver ?

Here is something that may help you in explaining your issue.
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#3 by brokenman » 09 Sep 2012, 23:20

How can it be restored w/o complete wipe?
Running the following command from console as guest: kmix &

Please run the porteus info tool and post the info about your sound card/s
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#4 by willard » 11 Sep 2012, 09:49

brokenman wrote:How can it be restored w/o complete wipe?
Running the following command from console as guest: kmix &

Please run the porteus info tool and post the info about your sound card/s
kmix &:
  • [1] 2526
LS:
  • root@porteus:/home/guest# ls /proc/asound
    IXP@ card0/ cards hwdep oss/ seq/ version
    MP3Streamer@ card1/ devices modules pcm timers
    root@porteus:/home/guest#
LSMOD:
  • root@porteus:/home/guest# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 164864 12
    snd_seq_oss 19739 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 3139 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 31795 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm_oss 23933 0
    snd_mixer_oss 9129 3 snd_pcm_oss
    arc4 876 2
    radeon 644294 2
    snd_atiixp 7516 2
    b43 284542 0
    ttm 35066 1 radeon
    snd_ac97_codec 69174 1 snd_atiixp
    drm_kms_helper 23906 1 radeon
    ac97_bus 568 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_usb_audio 61275 3
    mac80211 145275 1 b43
    drm 141819 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    hp_wmi 5172 0
    snd_pcm 39875 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio
    snd_hwdep 3322 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_usbmidi_lib 10454 1 snd_usb_audio
    firewire_ohci 20616 0
    cfg80211 110041 2 b43,mac80211
    sparse_keymap 1805 1 hp_wmi
    snd_timer 11074 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_rawmidi 11075 1 snd_usbmidi_lib
    8250_pci 19723 0
    i2c_algo_bit 3338 1 radeon
    snd_seq_device 3273 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    firewire_core 31845 1 firewire_ohci
    rfkill 8642 2 hp_wmi,cfg80211
    video 8894 0
    bcma 14453 1 b43
    powernow_k8 9808 0
    snd 32265 19 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
    rng_core 2077 1 b43
    i2c_piix4 6568 0
    mousedev 6648 0
    8139too 13780 0
    k8temp 2252 0
    psmouse 48280 0
    8250 13304 1 8250_pci
    ati_agp 3392 0
    shpchp 17371 0
    thermal 5576 0
    processor 21303 2 powernow_k8
    wmi 5835 1 hp_wmi
    button 3022 0
    battery 7572 0
    ac 2060 0
    crc_itu_t 965 1 firewire_core
    thermal_sys 8980 3 video,thermal,processor
    power_supply 5519 3 radeon,battery,ac
    soundcore 3232 3 snd
    sg 15696 0
    mperf 759 1 powernow_k8
    snd_page_alloc 4597 2 snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
    i2c_core 12065 5 radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_piix4
    evdev 5820 15
    ssb 31630 1 b43
    mii 2780 1 8139too
    hwmon 862 3 radeon,k8temp,thermal_sys
    serio_raw 2584 0
    serial_core 11072 1 8250
    agpgart 17460 3 ttm,drm,ati_agp
    pci_hotplug 16522 1 shpchp
    root@porteus:/home/guest#
*'alsamixer' has never functioned, but 'gnome-alsamixer' has, on this hardware*

Posted after 1 day 9 hours 12 minutes 2 seconds:
Re: YT Video w/o audio_SOLVED
Speakers are now functional!

Suspect Kernel patch resolved problem:
http://ponce.cc/porteus/i486/current/e ... ux-3.4.9/

Q: How can Kernel patch installation be confirmed?

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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#5 by brokenman » 11 Sep 2012, 14:15

This is not a patch, but an updated kernel. Glad your problem is sorted.

You can confirm it with: uname -r
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#6 by willard » 12 Sep 2012, 01:32

brokenman wrote:This is not a patch, but an updated kernel. Glad your problem is sorted.

You can confirm it with: uname -r
Hi,

Today, the sound is non-functional! Also, the sound card alsamixer defaults to is blacklisted. Apparently it cannot save changes and appears to be the culpret.

UNAME -R:
  • guest@porteus:~$ uname -r
    3.4.4-porteus
    guest@porteus:~$
This too looks suspicious and what is the correct method to upgrade Kernel?

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Posted after 9 hours 29 minutes 30 seconds:
Hi,

Since original settings cause intermittant audio, that points to alsamixer, I decided to try:
Gnome-Alsamixer from Debian. Several dependencies are missing!. PPM attempts to download them. When the router's LEDS stop blinking, I know PPM is HUNG!

Stable audio is top priority. Is there a fair & reasonable fix?
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#7 by Hamza » 12 Sep 2012, 16:35

You can try this command in opened terminal and show us a screenshot of what you see or perhaps you may post your "identified" sound card:

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alsamixer
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#8 by willard » 13 Sep 2012, 00:05

Hamza wrote:You can try this command in opened terminal and show us a screenshot of what you see or perhaps you may post your "identified" sound card:

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alsamixer
alsamixer pix

THIS SHOULD NOT BE DEFAULT

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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#9 by Hamza » 13 Sep 2012, 18:03

I'm pretty sure you have a missing driver.
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#10 by willard » 14 Sep 2012, 14:23

Hi,
'WILLARD-SOUNDFIX.XZM' RESTORED MPLAYER AUDIO, BUT NOT YT! WHAT COULD YT 'AUDIO' NEED, THAT MPLAYER DOESN'T?
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#11 by Ahau » 14 Sep 2012, 16:23

By "YT", I'm assuming you mean YouTube, which plays videos through flashplayer. It might be that flashplayer has saved some settings using the wrong sound card. Please try booting without saved changes (when the bootloader opens, highlight your entry and press the tab key, and use the arrow and backspace key to remove the cheatcode, "changes=xyz/whatever"), and see if that helps. If so, there's probably some config file we can delete from your saved changes so that it will work again when you boot back in with your saved changes. HTH.
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Post#12 by willard » 14 Sep 2012, 22:35

Ahau wrote:By "YT", I'm assuming you mean YouTube, which plays videos through flashplayer.
YES

It might be that flashplayer has saved some settings using the wrong sound card. Please try booting without saved changes (when the bootloader opens, highlight your entry and press the tab key, and use the arrow and backspace key to remove the cheatcode, "changes=xyz/whatever"), and see if that helps.
'ALWAYS FRESH' ON XFCE OMITS THAT CHEATCODE


If so, there's probably some config file we can delete from your saved changes so that it will work again when you boot back in with your saved changes. HTH.
Ahau,
Can't this be reproduced on another machine? My WIFI needs the 'DAT' file on the USB stick.
What's Plan B? Another MAJOR audio fix needed, before next release.
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Re: YT Video w/o audio HELP

Post#13 by fanthom » 15 Sep 2012, 00:09

@willard

blacklist 'snd_usb_audio' driver then load it through /etc/rc.d/rc.local (only if you need working MP3Streamer)

this way ATI IXP AC97 will be always set as 'card0' by udev.

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Post#14 by willard » 15 Sep 2012, 02:26

fanthom wrote:@willard

blacklist 'snd_usb_audio' driver then load it through /etc/rc.d/rc.local (only if you need working MP3Streamer)

this way ATI IXP AC97 will be always set as 'card0' by udev.

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Dear fanthom:

Since leaping into the Linux World earlier in 2012, getting all the ducks to line up on the blacklist has been the key!

The only blacklist directory I'm familiar with on Porteus is for Broadcom WIFI. Please point me to the 'snd_usb_audio' blacklist directory/file? The MP3Streamer has NO capture ability and doubt it has a functional Linux driver. Therefore, it shoud have been blacklisted from the start.

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Post#15 by fanthom » 15 Sep 2012, 03:11

@willard

everything from /etc/modprobe.d is being parsed by udev regardless of it's name.
please run:

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echo "blacklist snd-usb-audio" > /etc/modprobe.d/good-bear-for-fanthom.conf
and will be ok.
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