[mythtv-users] Strange audio stop on Ubuntu 9.10 and 22fixes

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Nov 28 05:29:52 UTC 2009

On 11/27/2009 04:47 PM, mark wrote:
> Matt S. wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM, mark wrote:
>>> Sound will stop several times a day, or can be made to do so when attempting
>>> to open a wmv file from videos.
>>> The only way to get it to start again is to restart alsa-utils from init.d,
>>> then it is fine again.
>>> Ubunty 9.10 with compiled fixes, sound and vid via HDMI.
>>> I have this using XFCE, with the sound and volume in XFCE settings
>>> unchecked, compiled with pulse.
>>> Maybe I am misunderstanding the audio setup.  Should I be setting things up
>>> differently?
>>> What could be causing this audio stop behavior?  What does alsa-utils
>>> restart actually fix?
>>> Ideas?
>> Mark - not sure, but I'm having a similar issue in that occasionally
>> on Ubuntu 9.10 where I'll loose the ability to send analog/pcm sound
>> out via SPDIF, yet digital audio still works.  It seems to be resolved
>> when I run the speaker-test command.  Here's a bug report of the
>> issue, thought it might be related to what you are seeing, but I
>> honestly don't know:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/25632
> Yes, that does sound like my issue.  Odd.  Oh well, a cron entry to 
> restart alsa-utils will fix it.

Both sound like issues where you're using PulseAudio in an external 
program, which re-enables the suspended Pulse that made audio work 
properly in Myth.


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