Yes...still no sound. Kinda defeats the purpose of the carpc. Hope I can fix this somehow. Re-installation is not an option(takes too long to get everything back the way I want it). Other than that and the power issue, I'm happy with my install. My indash bezel/PC fabrication is now perfect. Posting this reply from the carpc right now. I can use Garmin PC for navigation(most likely will...can set destinations easily and the interface is nice). Need sound for music and movies mostly.
one thing I've noticed [and not solved yet] occasionally when I boot pulse only loads a "virtual" output device [in the pulse device manager] the "VU meter" shows that there is sound going to it but of course there's no output.
but after a reboot the physical output device is back and sound returns!
not sure if that's what you're seeing. but its one more thing to check
MobileThree: in car - Zotac Atom/ION - linuxICE 2.0.2
also make sure you've got speakers plugged into the right port and that the speakers are on/powered. I know it sounds stupid, but I've been bitten more than once by the simple things .
You are right about that. Common sense tells you to make sure speakers are hooked up. How do you think I discovered I had no more sound in the first place. Worked fine before. Why is it so hard to get everything working at the same time in Linux? No wonder Microsoft is so laxed and doesn't feel threatened by Linux...they know most people don't have the time to be tinkering with the OS forever cause they got work to do, and would rather pay for the convenience of a working OS. Sure you may have to install drivers, but when you do rarely do they affect other stuff thats already working. I have re-installed windows on several machines, and always was back up and running with all my programs re-installed by the end of the day with no problems. I have installed several Linux flavors on several machines, and not one of them has ever been completely running problem free. Heck, I've been working on this install for at least 4 months, and even though I'm close, I have yet to get everything working correctly at the same time. I get one thing that was broke fixed, then something that wasn't breaks. Aggravating!!!! Seems like I will never get this thing in the car cause I just can't make it off the bench problem free.
Excuse me for ranting, but I'm really just getting tired of fooling with Linux...Maybe I should stick to what I know works...ya know!!!!
The only reason I want a Linux system in the car is cause I don't want to have to deal with viruses, plus anti-virus software sucks up a lot of resources(which is limited on the car PC, which is nowhere as powerful as my desktop). If not for that, I would never even considered a Linux system. All "Windows" in the house(and we have 7 PC's), all maintained by me...all running excellent!
Nothing I didn't already know. I did, however notice that the alsa mixer service is not started(no check in the box). For some reason I am unable to change the setting(not being given the option to unlock the services to check the box...the button is there but not accessible...help). I think this may be my problem.
Tried to get in from terminal...here is the output.....
Everything is turned all the way up and not muted....
I believe the problem is the system sounds service is not started, but can't access services to start it(only the help button works...go figure) cause the unlock button is not active so I can't get in to change the setting(once again something that worked before not working).
What 'source' is showing on the pulseaudio control panel? (1st tab I believe). Sorry to harp on this -- just want to make sure this isn't the source of the problem...
combined Simultaneous output to Via 8235-Via 8235
alsa_output.pci_1106_3059_sound_card_0_alsa_playba ck_0 Via 8235-Via 8235
combined.monitor Monitor Source of Simultaneous output to Via 8235-Via 8235
alsa_output.pci_1106_3059_sound_card_0_alsa_playba ck_0 Monitor of Via 8235-Via 8235
alsa_output.pci_1106_3059_sound_card_0_alsa_captur e_0 Via 8235-Via 8235
My sound card IS detected and IS shown as working when playing music...but no sound is being produced to my speakers. My previous post I believe is the problem. How do I get the services unlock button to let me in so I can start system sounds????