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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Gnome 3.2 Sound volume not working Reply with quote

I updated from Gnome 3.0 to 3.2 recently and at the same time moved up to kernel generation 3. In the process the sound volume controller in the top right corner in gnome stopped working. Moving it around does not change output level. I can still change sound levels locally in mplayer etc.

I have two soundcards in my laptop:

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$lspci|grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]


First thinking I had missed something in the kernel settings I fiddled around with different settings for a bit, but did not manage to fix the problem. Instead the ATI-card disappeared from the list of soundcards in the Gnome audio settings. Trying to change back the kernel settings has not brought it back!?

Someone on IRC suggested the sound volume problem had to do with pulseaudio so I added pulseaudio to my USE-flags and and did an emerge -ND world. Now Xine does not output any sound at all, but mplayer does. The gnome sound volume still does not work.

Any ideas as how to fix it? Any ideas on how to get back to the RV620 card, since I believe that is the better card?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you select your device or unmute it with pavucontrol?
Then select your defaults with gnome-volume-control.
Run them both from a terminal.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The card is not muted in pavucontrol. The device listed is called "internal audio" only. I am not sure if that means the card is set up correctly.

When I try to change the volume in pavucontrol I get this message:

Code:
$ pavucontrol
** (pavucontrol:5398): DEBUG: Ignoring sink-input due to it being designated as an event and thus handled by the Event widget


When I start pulseaudio up from command line I also get errors:

Code:
$ pulseaudio
E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="1" name="pci-0000_01_00.1" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't start pulseaudio, it should just work.
What happens when you go to system-settings sound, does your sound device show up. I had to restart gnome-shell after one update. I just rebooted :(
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried starting from terminal just to see if I got error messages, normally it starts by itself.

Both cards show up in pavucontrol and Gnome sound settings now after recompiling kernel. When I move the sound controller I hear the sound that it makes, but the sound volume doesn't change.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you in the audio group;
grep audio /etc/group
also post;
ls -l /dev/snd
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I am in the audio group.

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$ ls -l /dev/snd
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root       80 Nov  9 18:26 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  5 Nov  9 18:26 controlC0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  7 Nov  9 18:26 controlC1
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  4 Nov  9 18:27 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  3 Nov  9 21:26 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  2 Nov  9 18:27 pcmC0D3p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  6 Nov  9 18:31 pcmC1D3p
crw------- 1 root root  116,  1 Nov  9 18:26 seq
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 33 Nov  9 18:26 timer
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is pulse in audio group also
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, pulse is in audiogroup. Only pulse and my user are.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you adjust the sound with alsamixer?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, alsamixer works.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Gnome 3.2 Sound volume not working Reply with quote

tobbebobbe wrote:
... to 3.2 recently and at the same time moved up to kernel generation 3. In the process the sound volume controller in the top right corner in gnome stopped working.


The same here.

The solution was then very simple.
Delete ~/.pulse/ and ~/.pulse-cookie


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Gnome 3.2 Sound volume not working Reply with quote

Hi Marlo.

I've tried that and it doesn't help... :(
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi tobbebobbe,

That is bad. I know it, Gnome is a shy lady and do not make everything.
I controlled very exactly two times pulse with --> http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/PulseAudio
and it is very important that you NOT have enabled the PulseAudio Server.
Then I deleted ~/.gconf, ~/.gconfd and ~/.conf/dconf, ~/.pulse/ and ~/.pulse-cookie.

I played with autologin on/off and rebooted several times. And now the shy lady is willing to do what I need. :D

Perhaps it helps.
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