Disappearing Sound

Wade Smart wadesmart at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 14:10:46 UTC 2008

Wade Smart wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 09/30/2008 02:58 PM, Wade Smart wrote:
>>> NoOp wrote:
>>>> BTW - my audio:
>>>> $ lspci |grep audio
>>>> 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER
>>>> (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
>>>> and my sound works fine. I have my device set for Intel ICH5 (Alsa
>>>> mixer). And my Sound Preference (System|Preferences|Sounds):
>>>> Sound Events: Autodetect
>>>> Music and Movies: Autodetect
>>>> Audio Conferencing: Playback=Audodetect & Capture=ALAS - Advanced...
>>>> Default Mixer Tracks: Intel ICH5 (Alsa mixer)
>>> 20080930 1655 GMT-6
>>> wadesmart at wadesmart:~$ cat /etc/group |grep audio
>>> audio:x:29:pulse,wadesmart
>>> Under Preferences > Sounds I have the same as you except for
>>> Default Mixer: Intel 82801DB-ICH4(alsa mixer).
>> Is there any particular application that you use where it is repeatable
>> every time? You might try going through each of your apps that use sound
>> (rhythmbox for instance) and see if you can get a repeater. The
>> application may not be the actual problem, but it may lead you to
>> something that the app uses that is the problem. I assume that after the
>> sound dies you've tried alsamixer from the terminal to see if anything
>> got muted (pcm etc).
> 20080930 1852 GMT-6
> I have not noticed it with other apps but, where I do notice it is when 
> using flash or mplayer of vlc when Im watching movies. I do not know 
> after watching a video if I have lost sound until I play the next one. 
> That is why its frustrating. I mostly notice it when Im playing flash 
> videos.
> Wade

20081002 0909 GMT-6

Im watching the BBC and I have just lost sound. I watched one video and 
then on the next nothing. I just listened to this one on my XP laptop to 
ensure that they is in fact audio.



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