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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: pavucontrol configuration empty, pulseaudio config? Reply with quote

Hey guys new user here, I'm wondering why after I've installed PAVUCONTROL that the "Configuration" tab is empty as well as output devices[it only shows a dummy output], why is that? Why doesn't it show me the sound devices available? Odd..

I am pretty sure the driver is working right, here's an output for lspci -nnk

Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Dell Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controller Hub [1028:02f4]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Dell Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Dell Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [1028:02f4]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [1028:02f4]
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8821]
   Subsystem: XAVi Technologies Corp. RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [1b9a:2482]
   Kernel driver in use: rtl8821ae
   Kernel modules: rtl8821ae
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [1028:02f4]
   Kernel driver in use: r8169


I can open up ALSAMIXER and I can see my audio device HDA intel in the sound card options, so I think it works, but I just don't know why pavucontrol isn't showing this stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi kenny_w.
Could you send output of
Code:
emerge pulseaudio -vp
?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apiaio wrote:
Hi kenny_w.
Could you send output of
Code:
emerge pulseaudio -vp
?


I've got emerge running a command right now, I can give you the output as soon as it finishes... But that might take a while! Its been going since this morning, its at 28/33 right now.

I'm running an intel atom N270 i686 Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1011) @ 1.6GHz dual-core, 2GB DDR2 RAM. Its a tad bit slow compiling stuff but it runs nicely with Gentoo, seems much smoother than binary distros.

I've got an issue with my Bluetooth also in case anyone would like to take a look at that.
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8155450.html#8155450
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apiaio wrote:
Hi kenny_w.
Could you send output of
Code:
emerge pulseaudio -vp
?


Code:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] media-sound/pulseaudio-10.0::gentoo  USE="X alsa alsa-plugin asyncns bluetooth caps dbus equalizer gdbm glib gtk ipv6 native-headset orc ssl tcpd udev webrtc-aec zeroconf -doc -gnome -jack -libressl -libsamplerate -lirc (-neon) -ofono-headset (-oss) -qt4 -realtime (-selinux) -sox (-system-wide) -systemd {-test}" 0 KiB


I tried enabling a few more flags, jack, qt4, realtime, and one or two other ones, I looked into what they do and I think they sound good. I really like this package search website thing Gentoo has!

9/9 installed, re-compiling PulseAudio as we speak.

edit: ok so the compiling finished, but why is emerge spamming the letter y in my terminal??? I hit ctrl+c and it stopped....

its like

Code:

y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y


and it just goes on and on and on, it seemed like it wasn't gonna stop so I hit ctrl+c, I'm gonna try to re-emerge pulseaudio just to be safe.

edit: I've re-emerged it but for whatever reason the stupid input/outputs are missing from pavucontrol... I don't get it! I've compiled it with gtk and qt4 support, what gives?!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you run yes at some point?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
Did you run yes at some point?


Not sure what you mean. I don't think so???
Did I type "yes" to install something? I don't think it asked.

Code:

pulseaudio
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-sink" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.


I was trying to enable things in /etc/pulse/default.pa - I reversed my changes & ran pulseaudio again.

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="0" name="pci-0000_00_1b.0" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] module-jackdbus-detect.c: Unable to contact D-Bus session bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-jackdbus-detect" (argument: "channels=2"): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
W: [pulseaudio] server-lookup.c: Unable to contact D-Bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
W: [pulseaudio] main.c: Unable to contact D-Bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
E: [pulseaudio] bluez5-util.c: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files


Oh, it would seem some errors are from me running it over SSH...

Sorry about that. When I try to run it from the terminal on my netbook:
Code:

E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.


I created a ~/.pulse directory & now its doing something else, so maybe this is some sort of progress?
Code:

E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
E: [pulseaudio] Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: device_id="0" name=pci-0000_00_1b.0" card_name='alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no
ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: D-Bus name .org.PulseAudio1 already taken.


there are now 6 files in ~/.pulse, so maybe this is progress.

when trying to run pulseaudio -D
Code:

E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.


Code:

pacmd
Welcome to PulseAudio 10.0! Use "help" for usage information.
>>> list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
   name: <auto_null>
   driver: <module-null-sink.c>
   flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY FLAT_VOLUME DYNAMIC_LATENCY
   state: SUSPENDED
   suspend cause: IDLE
   priority: 1000
   volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
           balance 0.00
   base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
   volume steps: 65537
   muted: no
   current latency: 0.00 ms
   max request: 344 KiB
   max rewind: 344 KiB
   monitor source: 0
   sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
   channel map: front-left,front-right
                Stereo
   used by: 0
   linked by: 0
   configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 2000.00 ms
   module: 16
   properties:
      device.description = "Dummy Output"
      device.class = "abstract"
      device.icon_name = "audio-card"

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not know if you use OpenRC or systemd. It seems to me, that you have mess in your configuration.
Please follow https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/PulseAudio#Configuration.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PulseAudio and Pavucontrol used to be a resource hog, I wouldn't use them with Atom at all. Just my 2¢.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried switching the 'profile' from 13 to 17 (as many people have told me I should do), I'd tried running an emerge update & I got a funny error about pulseaudio that I think is relevant here.

Code:

A pre-allocated buffer-size of 2048 (kB) or higher is recommended for for the HD-audio driver: CONFIG_SND_HDA_PREALLOC_SIZE=64


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
PulseAudio and Pavucontrol used to be a resource hog, I wouldn't use them with Atom at all. Just my 2¢.


What alternatives do I have though??? Can I use my bluetooth headphones without pulseaudio??? I prefer pavucontrol to control my sound, I don't know how pavucontrol could be a resource hog considering its just an interface to change my volume and default output/etc...
This is starting to feel pretty hopeless.

I'm giving up, sorry for wasting everyones' time but this just isn't going to work.. I've tried everything I can think of... Gentoo isn't for me, too many problems. Bluetooth and sound should JUST WORK, I shouldn't have to go through SO MUCH SHIT to make basic functions work.
If someone actually wanted to help me, this stuff would've been solved. I give up, bye. You guys can have my account deleted or whatever.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenny_w wrote:
I tried switching the 'profile' from 13 to 17 (as many people have told me I should do), I'd tried running an emerge update & I got a funny error about pulseaudio that I think is relevant here.

Code:

A pre-allocated buffer-size of 2048 (kB) or higher is recommended for for the HD-audio driver: CONFIG_SND_HDA_PREALLOC_SIZE=64

Did you run emerge update? AFAIK this is not Gentoo command . Similar command
Code:
equo update
exists in Sabayon - binary distro based on Gentoo.

I have already asked you. Are you OpenRC or systemd user? And what kind of profile you use? And pls send
Code:
emerge --info
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For people coming to look for a solution (I realize our OP is gone), here is how to use bluetooth without PulseAudio: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Bluetooth_Headset
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