no sound after gutsy upgrade except skype - Could not open resource for writing

Bug #174107 reported by shar on 2007-12-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-lib (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal

Sound okay until upgrade to Gutsy 7.10. Had sound on VLC and Banshee the day of upgrade in October but none since except for Skype which has incoming and outgoing sound. Sound on motherboard SIS-7012. Firefox browser Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071204 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/2.0.0.11. Using USB Plantronic Headset SP500. Sound not muted. Did sound test, tried on all options, ALSA, USB, SIS7012 etc and received error message on SIS7012 and USB but no error on ALSA and OSS but still no sound. I can see the test indicator slide bar but no sound. The error on SIS and USB under Sound Preferences "audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=music: Could not open resource for writing." Using USB Headset. No sound on MP3 songs in computer. No sound on video like Youtube, news sites, popup video advertising. Use same computer, boot to Windows XP from a separate hard drive and sound okay. Nothing muter under Sounds or Alsamixer. Audio devices detected in Device Manager. Using Rhythmbox, Audacity, Exaile, Banshee, Sound Juicer, Totem, gxine, Mplayer etc all show music lists and slider bar shows music is playing, but no sound. Backed up Gutsy and reloaded then updated but no sound. Tried shutdown, restart, powered off computer, reinstall music players, music libraries and did updates. Unplugged the peripherals, usb printer, usb scanner, usb headset then plugged in just headset and rebooted. Tried to run music players from terminal as administrator but no sound. Can download podcasts and play on portable MP3 player but can't hear them from computer. Different problem but now the hardware won't play music CD's.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Dec 4 23:49:47 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
Package: hal 0.5.9.1-6ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: hal
Uname: Linux sharon-desktop 2.6.22-14-386 #1 Sun Oct 14 22:36:54 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

shar (string99) wrote :

How did you get the microphone to work in Skype pse?

I assume that's the Linux version of Skype... many thanks

--
petri c piton

----- Message d'origine ----
De : shar <email address hidden>
À : <email address hidden>
Envoyé le : Mercredi, 5 Décembre 2007, 0h40mn 06s
Objet : [Bug 174107] no sound

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: hal

Sound okay until upgrade to Gutsy 7.10. Had sound on VLC and Banshee
 the
day of upgrade in October but none since except for Skype which has
incoming and outgoing sound. Sound on motherboard SIS-7012. Firefox
browser Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11)
Gecko/20071204 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/2.0.0.11. Using USB
Plantronic Headset SP500. Sound not muted. Did sound test, tried on all
options, ALSA, USB, SIS7012 etc and received error message on SIS7012
and USB but no error on ALSA and OSS but still no sound. I can see the
test indicator slide bar but no sound. The error on SIS and USB under
Sound Preferences "audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert !
audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=music: Could not open resource
for writing." Using USB Headset. No sound on MP3 songs in computer. No
sound on video like Youtube, news sites, popup video advertising. Use
same computer, boot to Windows XP from a separate hard drive and sound
okay. Nothing muter under Sounds or Alsamixer. Audio devices detected
 in
Device Manager. Using Rhythmbox, Audacity, Exaile, Banshee, Sound
Juicer, Totem, gxine, Mplayer etc all show music lists and slider bar
shows music is playing, but no sound. Backed up Gutsy and reloaded then
updated but no sound. Tried shutdown, restart, powered off computer,
reinstall music players, music libraries and did updates. Unplugged the
peripherals, usb printer, usb scanner, usb headset then plugged in just
headset and rebooted. Tried to run music players from terminal as
administrator but no sound. Can download podcasts and play on portable
MP3 player but can't hear them from computer. Different problem but now
the hardware won't play music CD's.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Dec 4 23:49:47 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
Package: hal 0.5.9.1-6ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: hal
Uname: Linux sharon-desktop 2.6.22-14-386 #1 Sun Oct 14 22:36:54 GMT
 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

** Affects: hal (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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shar (string99) wrote :

Petri,
I logged on to Skype.
Clicked on to Main Menu.
Clicked on Options.
Clicked on Sound Devices on the left panel.
Under Options for Sound In, Out and Ringing -
  Configured for Headset (hw; Headset,0) for my computer.
Sound started working in Skype.

Made sure nothing muted.
In Terminal mode try alsamixer or gnome-alsamixer to see if anything is
muted.

Hope this works for you!

petri piton wrote:
> How did you get the microphone to work in Skype pse?
>
> I assume that's the Linux version of Skype... many thanks
>
> --
> petri c piton
>
> ----- Message d'origine ----
> De : shar <email address hidden>
> À : <email address hidden>
> Envoyé le : Mercredi, 5 Décembre 2007, 0h40mn 06s
> Objet : [Bug 174107] no sound
>
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: hal
>
> Sound okay until upgrade to Gutsy 7.10. Had sound on VLC and Banshee
> the
> day of upgrade in October but none since except for Skype which has
> incoming and outgoing sound. Sound on motherboard SIS-7012. Firefox
> browser Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11)
> Gecko/20071204 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/2.0.0.11. Using USB
> Plantronic Headset SP500. Sound not muted. Did sound test, tried on all
> options, ALSA, USB, SIS7012 etc and received error message on SIS7012
> and USB but no error on ALSA and OSS but still no sound. I can see the
> test indicator slide bar but no sound. The error on SIS and USB under
> Sound Preferences "audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert !
> audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=music: Could not open resource
> for writing." Using USB Headset. No sound on MP3 songs in computer. No
> sound on video like Youtube, news sites, popup video advertising. Use
> same computer, boot to Windows XP from a separate hard drive and sound
> okay. Nothing muter under Sounds or Alsamixer. Audio devices detected
> in
> Device Manager. Using Rhythmbox, Audacity, Exaile, Banshee, Sound
> Juicer, Totem, gxine, Mplayer etc all show music lists and slider bar
> shows music is playing, but no sound. Backed up Gutsy and reloaded then
> updated but no sound. Tried shutdown, restart, powered off computer,
> reinstall music players, music libraries and did updates. Unplugged the
> peripherals, usb printer, usb scanner, usb headset then plugged in just
> headset and rebooted. Tried to run music players from terminal as
> administrator but no sound. Can download podcasts and play on portable
> MP3 player but can't hear them from computer. Different problem but now
> the hardware won't play music CD's.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Tue Dec 4 23:49:47 2007
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
> Package: hal 0.5.9.1-6ubuntu5
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> SourcePackage: hal
> Uname: Linux sharon-desktop 2.6.22-14-386 #1 Sun Oct 14 22:36:54 GMT
> 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
>
> ** Affects: hal (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
>
> ** Tags: apport-bug
>

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

Is this still a problem with the current hardy?

Please include the information requested from the "Reporting Sound Bugs" section of [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSoundProblems as separate attachments.

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

hal ->alsa-lib

Changed in hal:
status: New → Incomplete
Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in alsa-lib:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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