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Thread: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

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    Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    Okay, so I'm running Gutsy Gibbon and I read that pulseaudio lets you mute individual applications. Really cool. I followed a tutorial to install it on Gutsy, and the result was that only one application could have sound at a time. Really annoying.
    I uninstalled all pulseaudio files and programs, reinstalled esound, followed a tutorial for setting that up... and I still have the same problem.
    Also, this cool problem has started. I can play a video with VLC or Totem, but once it finishes, the program will automatically shut down. The same thing happens if I try to switch videos mid-play.
    Help?

    Thanks,
    --Matt

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    Did you try to start VLC or Totem from Terminal,
    and see if there is some error message.

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    This is what happens when I am already using sound in Totem, and try to play something in VLC. It plays, but no sound.

    matt@Realize:~$ vlc
    VLC media player 0.8.6c Janus

    ** (.:12211): CRITICAL **: clearlooks_style_draw_focus: assertion `height >= -1' failed
    [00000341] main private error: option glx-shm does not exist
    *** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
    [00000337] oss audio output error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)
    Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":1.0".
    [00000337] main audio output error: couldn't find a filter for the conversion
    [00000337] main audio output error: couldn't create audio output pipeline

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    I would make a fresh install,
    here is Hardy Heron 8.04.1:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    Uhm, well that's a nuclear option.
    Besides Hardy doesn't play well with my ATI card. When I upgraded, huge problems were had. And I don't feel like a fresh install, that would mean a lot of program reinstalling and tons of fiddling to get Compiz working.
    My sound worked fine until this week, there has to be a way to undestroy it.

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    Sorry but I think there are to many errors to repair.
    But I allway choose the easy way out.

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    :'( I just want to have sound in two applications at once.

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    I don't think you're really going to make things worse (unless you lose sound completely) but you could try this guide for pulseaudio even though you're on Gutsy: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=776739
    Don't forget to give thanks and mark your thread as solved

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    I gave up, installed Hardy. It works better from a straight install than when I tried to upgrade. Blah blah.

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    Re: Royally screwed sound, and weird video shut-downs

    It works better from a straight install than when I tried to upgrade.

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