Bug 455661 - No sound via pulseaudio. ALSA works
No sound via pulseaudio. ALSA works
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-16 16:49 EDT by Thomas Meyer
Modified: 2008-09-24 08:56 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-09-24 08:56:09 EDT
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Pulseaudio log (6.49 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-16 16:49 EDT, Thomas Meyer
no flags Details
card0 codec (10.39 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-16 16:52 EDT, Thomas Meyer
no flags Details

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Description Thomas Meyer 2008-07-16 16:49:08 EDT
Description of problem:
No sound with pulseaudio.

Killing pulseaudio task, makes totem work again (while falling back to ALSA).

See attached logs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ yum info pulseaudio
Geladene Plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installierte Pakete
Name       : pulseaudio
Architektur : i386
Version    : 0.9.10

$ yum info gstreamer
Geladene Plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installierte Pakete
Name       : gstreamer
Architektur : i386
Version    : 0.10.19

$ yum info totem
Geladene Plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installierte Pakete
Name       : totem
Architektur : i386
Version    : 2.23.2

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to gnome
2. Try to play song in totem
3. 
  
Actual results:
No sound.

Expected results:
Sound.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Meyer 2008-07-16 16:49:08 EDT
Created attachment 311998 [details]
Pulseaudio log
Comment 2 Thomas Meyer 2008-07-16 16:52:40 EDT
Created attachment 311999 [details]
card0 codec
Comment 3 Thomas Meyer 2008-07-16 16:53:01 EDT
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xfeaf0000 irq 21
 1 [HDMI           ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
                      HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfebec000 irq 19

Comment 4 Lennart Poettering 2008-08-06 10:08:08 EDT
Please explain what you mean by "no sound"? Do you get an error message? Does the application freeze? Or does it appear to play properly but you just can't hear anything?

If it is the latter then you probably just have a volume control initialization probelm. Please rung "alsamixer -c0" in a terminal and play around with the controls.
Comment 5 Thomas Meyer 2008-08-09 08:15:47 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> Please explain what you mean by "no sound"? Do you get an error message?

No error message.

> Does the application freeze? 
No. E.g. Totem starts to play an MP3 file. The progress bar is moving very quickly (as the time), but no sound to hear.

> Or does it appear to play properly but you just can't  hear anything?

It appears to play, but time is moving very quickly. And i cannot hear anything.

> If it is the latter then you probably just have a volume control initialization
> probelm. Please rung "alsamixer -c0" in a terminal and play around with the
> controls.

Mixer controls are ok, because as i already wrote, when killing pulseaudio the gstreamer framework is falling back to ALSA, which works correctly.

One more thing i notcied: the error happens with the current Fedora kernel, i.e. 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.

Using kernel e.g. next-20080807 and the above error is gone.

Maybe this is some driver issue in the linux kernel, as there have been alsa updates between thoose two kernels.
Comment 6 Lennart Poettering 2008-09-09 15:51:17 EDT
Please set "log-level=debug" in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf

Then log out and back in. Check if things work. Post the syslog output of PA here.

Thanks!
Comment 7 Thomas Meyer 2008-09-13 04:30:24 EDT
Just received the fedora kernel update to 2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686.PAE.

And with this update the described problems vanished.

Shall i still try to get the debug log for you?

From my side this bug can be closed.
Comment 8 Lennart Poettering 2008-09-24 08:56:09 EDT
Closing.

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