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No audio, no video [a new problem]

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I've tried that, Scarecrow. Didn't bring up the audio. Maybe this was because I didn't configure alsa. I don't know how to do that.

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When I disable Pulse Audio, I do not get even a crackle from the speakers on start-up.

 

Running alsaconf brings this at the end: "Sound is being used by pid 19419". Does this tell us anything?

 

I have now used Linux for five years. Is it a sign of Progress that only MDV 2009 and MDV 2010 have given me trouble with sound?

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Running alsaconf brings this at the end: "Sound is being used by pid 19419". Does this tell us anything?

 

Yes. That some process is keeping the audiocard busy- most likely... PulseAudio! :P

Do an init3 as root before running alsaconf (as root again).

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Not knowing how to "do an init3", I just typed that in as root: with the response "not recognised".

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I think that should be init 3.

 

I.E. a space between the t and the 3.

 

Cheers. John.

Edited by AussieJohn

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Thank you, John.

 

[edit] Tried init 3. No improvement. I STILL DO NOT KNOW if I am doing the right things.

Edited by payasam

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Friends, no luck so far and I'm getting disheartened. The only problem in four or five years which this forum has not helped me solve.

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