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#1 2018-08-30 22:06:47

EpicCrackhead
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Registered: 2018-08-30
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What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

Hi, i'm installing a minimal devuan ascii install and i got everything to work except for audio
sudo apt-get pulseaudio (and the other packages that came with it) just didn't cut it, can't hear anything, am i missing some packages?

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#2 2018-08-31 00:47:59

dxrobertson
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Registered: 2017-05-04
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Re: What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

I have 1 PC that is troublesome in that the headphones and speakers are inverted; no sound unless I plug in headphones.  A long shot but plug in headphone and try sound.

Next I would try opening a terminal and use (enter) "alsamixer".  If pulseaudio is installed, hit F6 to select a sound card; down arrow off of "default" and select the "real" sound card.  Then play around with the volume levels.  right/left arrow to select, up/down arrow to adjust.  MM means mute, hit key "M" unmute.

A good test website for audio (atleast from the browser perspective) is http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/.


What to install? My installs are minimal, but installation with non-free didnt have any sound problems; so not sure what you need as far as packages.  I have noticed that various media applications require a varied install of different codec packages.

Last edited by dxrobertson (2018-08-31 01:05:43)

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#3 2018-08-31 13:25:17

catprints
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Re: What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

I find that removing pulseaudio usually fixes my sound issues. Just my experience. If you need it-different story.


"The obstacle is the path."

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#4 2018-09-01 11:47:07

EpicCrackhead
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Registered: 2018-08-30
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Re: What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

Yeah i fixed it, just reinstalled the distro with XFCE, did apt-get cache search alsa, then apt-get cache search pulse, then copied all the package names ad installed them in my minimal install, AND IT WORKED, HAH.

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#5 2018-09-01 23:30:33

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2018-05-15
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Re: What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

A default Devuan install usually gives you all you need nowadays. 
Of course if you make a very minimal install you always could forget some important package.

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#6 2018-09-04 16:35:36

Ogis1975
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Registered: 2017-04-21
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Re: What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly?

No need any pulse audio. Just install

alsa-utils

alsamixergui

and

libalsaplayer0

If you have multiple sound cards, just create

 .asoundrc 

  file with content

pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card Headset
}

ctl.!default {
    type hw
    card Headset
}

Where "Headset" is my default sound card. And here you go. Now you have a working sound. Good luck.

Last edited by Ogis1975 (2018-09-04 16:36:02)

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