Debian Configuration :: Additional Settings After Installing "pulseaudio" Package?
Aug 31, 2011
I'm running squeeze. I installed from the netinstall cd (graphical install). I need to get pulseaudio, so here is my question: Is there any additional configuration you need to do after installing the "pulseaudio" package. (to integrate with alsa, gnome integration, multimedia keys etc.)?
I installed skype 2.1 beta and pulse audio. Just installed the packages and it worked. Surprisingly. Problem is that Skye now selects pulseaudio for microphone, out and ringer. No problem it actually set it up to my logitech headset which is by default almost right. It set it up to use my logitech microphone and headset speakers for talking, which is great. But I want to switch my ringer from headset speakers to main computer speakers. Anyone know where this can be done. Skype only lets me select pulseaudio (locla server) for all three. Yet somehow it knows to use my logitech headset for talking. But I want to direct my ringing of incoming calls to main speakers. pavucontrol does not let me do this. Anyone has an idea of how to do this? If there is a graphical application that can do this, please let me know.
Used ubuntu for years and loved it. recent bugs in flash and loggin out and others made me try debian for extra stability and security at the risc of loosing myself in the complexity of debian as it's no plug and play here. So far seems to be very similar in use to ubuntu, surprisingly. Running nvidia-xconfig seems to be the only difference. So far I have been able to figure things out to make it work, we will see how I do in the long run. Ubuntu was sure easy.
I have debian Lenny as an server I would like for monitoring of some network components ( switches, printers, routers ... ) and at
/usr/share/snmp/mibs I have /usr/share/snmp/mibs# ls -l total 1844 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17455 2008-12-16 18:22 AGENTX-MIB.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36576 2008-12-16 18:23 BGP4-MIB.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36959 2008-12-16 18:23 BRIDGE-MIB.txt .... ls -l | wc -l shows 66, what means 66 differen mibs.
snmp related packages I have installed are as : dpkg -l | grep ii | grep snmp ii libgsnmp0 0.2.0-2.1 an SNMP library implementation based on glib and gnet ii libsnmp-base 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) MIBs and documentati ii libsnmp-perl 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Perl5 support ii libsnmp15 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) library ii snmp 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) applications ii snmpd 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) agents
My question is, how I can install additional mibs ( for Cisco, Procurve, etc ) for other hw I could have ? What is procedure. I browsed debian package base and I could not find some more packages related to snmp that could supply more mibs.
I recently installed Kodi on my Wheezy system. Kodi works great but now Pulseaudio is not working. I have sound but now longer have the Volume control on the desktop, and when I try to use Skype there is no sound. In Gnome Classic I selected.Applications>Sound and Video>Pulse Audio Volume Control and get this message: Connection to Pulseaudio failed. Autimatic retry in 5s.In this case it is likely because PULSE_SERVER in the Environment/X11 Root Window Properties or default-server in client.conf is misconfigured.
I installed Blueman & paired my headset successfully but I get this error message when I connect my headset, "Failed to initialize pulseaudio bluetooth module. Bluetooth audio over pulseaudio will not work". When I go to Pulse Audio Volume Control, it's not showing in my hardware list.
I have amd64 Debian Jessie and i386 Debian Jessie installed on my laptop. I wanted to start x86 app that is installed on my x86 OS from my amd64 OS using chroot.
My mounts inside chroot: Code: Select all/dev/sda7 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered) /dev/sda5 on /tmp type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered) /dev/sda5 on /etc/resolv.conf type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered) tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime) proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600,ptmxmode=000) none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=4k,mode=755) systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd) /dev/sda5 on /var/lib/dbus/machine-id type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
sda5 is host OS and sda7 is guest OS
when I start any x86 app I can see "failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse) permission denied" how to make pulseaudio to work inside chroot?
after many a tear I just by sheer chance found out that, when logging in to my gnome-session (or any session really) from kdm I can do something that has eluded me for quite a while now: change screen-configuration between 1 screen and 2 screens as I please without having to log out, shutdown x, copy xorg.conf I need, restart x, log back in.
So question is: what could it possibly be, that makes GDM break a feature like this for the nvidia-settings dialog? Can anyone confirm this? *wants that error and shoot it in the face... er... code!* I still don't feel like reinstalling the whole thing, just to find out if this is due to this system being... well... OLD. Also call me a bit oldschool, but reinstalling is just lame.
*edit* me dumbass: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.12.run 2.6.35-23-generic-pae maverick
I recently switched back to Debian after getting fed up with Ubuntu. The one feature that I haven't been able to get back since the switch is Wake on LAN.If I turn on the computer and watch tcpdump, I can see the packets hitting my machine. I don't think it's a router configuration issue.If I shut down from windows, WOL works.Another sign that it's not a networking or BIOS thing.Here's some stuff I've tried:When I boot up in linux, if I run ethtool eth0, it tells me that wake is set to g (which every guide I've read says is correct).Just in case, I added "post-up /usr/sbin/ethtool -s $IFACE wol g" to /etc/network/interfaces (as shown here: ewtopic.php?f=5&t=42049&p=244736&hilit=wakeonlan#p244736). Also added same thing for post-down.
In /etc/init.d/halt, I changed NETDOWN to no (also from previous guide) to keep my eth card from being shut down.Also changed /etc/init.d/networking to exclude eth0 (as documented in Added "pre-down false" to /etc/network/interfaces.. trepid+wol), to keep eth0 from being shut off.Anyway, I'm guessing that either there's another script somewhere shutting off eth0 or I'm completely wrong in assuming that's the problem. I've been googling this problem for a couple weeks now and I'm totally out of ideas.
I have just upgraded to 11.04 and the sound on my skype isn't working...configure my pulseaudio settings.whenever i try opening pulseaudio volume control, it says "Connection failed: Connection refused"
I've got Karmic installed on a MacBook, and I'm trying to get Skype up and running. I've already patched the iSight firmware, so the the webcam itself works fine, but I have no microphone support. If I go to Sound Recorder, the microphone picks up my voice fine, but not Skype. In the Skype audio settings, all are set to Pulseaudio server (local), and that is the only selection available.
if you try to browse the web from the machine, or log in through a nomachine (nxclient/nxserver) session, it claims there is no internet conenction. You have to run System|Administration|Network and select the stored "Location" for our wired connection. There does not seem to be an option to make this (one and only) "Location" the default. If the machine is up and incoming connections are possible (samba & apache), surely outgoing connections should be working without extra fiddling?
The issue with nxserver (nomachine) becoming unavailable on a re-booted unattended machine (unless someone logs in AT THE MACHINE and runs System|Administration|Network) is causing problems for remote access.
My system goes through slow periods where it just crawls and others where it's fine, but I'm wondering which service settings are OK to just shut off to give me a bit more oomph when I boot up.The others I'm pretty OK with like spam assassin, dictionary server and so on, but some of the others i wonder if they only serve to slow things down..Also..I live in a very dusty environment and I KNOW the fans and other parts get caked with dust and it wouldn't surprise me if the dust got so bad it just stops the fans completely so once in a while I use my air compressor to blow the crud out and I usually get covered myself, but how safe is using the compressor? It's not the type that typically fills up with condensed water droplets so that isn't a super critical issue..It's a small 1 hp deal, elect drive and so on.. Safe enough? It's all I have and/or can afford..
I need to set up a little virtual network with Debian Lenny guests (the host is Debian Squeeze, but I don't think it matters). I installed Lenny in a VM and it works fine. Then I cloned the hard drive, garion@Laptop:~$ VBoxManage clonevdi Linux 1.vdi Linux 2.vdi created a new VM with exactly the same settings as the first one and booted the new disc. The problem is that there's no eth0 in the new VM, but it is in the original one. Also if I "unplug" the cable, dmesg won't notice anything. In the original VM it works fine. They both have the same virtual network card: PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973). I've also tried NAT as well as internal network settings.
I recently tossed Ubuntu for Debian Unstable for my personal machines and I'm having trouble building Emerald into a package. I've already configured and installed the package (using the usual ./configure, make, make install) but I wanted to make a deb for future use (for myself and for others). However every time I try to run dpkg-build I get the following error message.
I've always used Debian with a single monitor and no need of proprietary drivers, because I usually don't do graphics or multimedia. Now I'm asked to set-up a machine with 3 nvidia video cards (770) and 4 monitors and everything went south. I started with just 2 monitors connected to 2 different video cards, not wanting to push my luck.
I installed a fresh Jessie and followed the instruction to install the nvidia drivers and tools from the Wiki. Everything went smooth. After reboot I executed (as root) nvidia-settings and I configured the two monitors to be one to the right to the other, with BaseMosaic option (at this point just one monitor was active) I saved the configuration to /etc/X11/xorg.conf , I even executed nvidia-xconfig as suggested, I rebooted and nothing happened, only one monitor was working, while the other -- looking again in the nvidia settings -- was still disabled.
I then tried with xinerama option and things are even worse, since now both monitors are black. I can login in one textual shell, but then I don't know what to do, since in my 10+ years of linux ... I never had to mess with X server. Is there a way to at least recover a working X without reinstalling everything?
I've got an Atom-based EeePC1000 with 2.6.34-0.slh.11-sidux-686.The DebianEeePC wiki ( as the following information.As of kernel 2.6.30, the "Super Hybrid Engine" is supported: /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/cpufv contains a value which is 256√ó the number of available settings plus the current setting; you write a number n (0 ‚Č§ n < number of available settings) to it to alter the setting.
Is there stability advantages to installing the mint-meta-debian package from the repo below??? I have read that LMDE is safer than running Testing because there is less chance for breakage with LMDE. Less risky overall. Is that true?
# Linux Mint Debian Edition (I get Firefox from here) # get the mint-keyring from the repo deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
Background Info: Normally the microphone doesn't work with some applications such as Empathy or the new Google Talk plugin for Linux. The workaround I'm using (and I don't know why this works) is to unlock the left and right channels in Pavucontrol and set one channel to zero, and to boost volume I set the other to max.
Issue: The Google Talk plugin is resetting the channels to be locked together. This is pretty frustrating because now they have free calling and I have no cell reception in my dorm room.
I'm experiencing a strange behavior from apt on my Debian 4 etch installation.
Sometime ago I installed XMailServer on it, and so far so good, it is working quite fine and no issue at all here. However since this installation apt got crazy and now each time I install something else it goes and installs xmail again. This creates the issue that everytime I add or remove a package xmail gets unconfigured and I've to delete spool and recreate the domains.
apt-get install somePackage ....regular messages if something else is needed to be downloaded... then installs xmailserver again for no reason at all giving a whole load of "file already exists" errors while rewrite xmail's config.
Already tried apt-get clean, apt-get autoclean, purge/remove -> reinstall sequence, delete the .deb package from apt's cache. But still no luck, apt insists into reinstall it everytime I want to install anything else.
I have a Dell 1505E with Debian 3.16.7 which is unable to connect to channels 12 and 13 even after changing wifi regional settings to different countries (using iw reg set).12 and 13 are legal to use in the UK. What should I do?
I am currently using Debian Lenny and am having problems with my pptp vpn client. I can use the following software for as long as I like without my pptp vpn connection dropping out: (1) iceweasel (2) icedove (3) gtk-gnutella
If a use a bittorrent client, however, my pptp vpn connection drops out within a few minutes. I have tried these bittorrent clients: transmission, deluge, tixati. Enabling or disabling the firewall makes no difference.I have searched pptpclient.sourceforge.net and Debian User Forums but have not been able to find any suggestions on settings to change in a bittorrent client.
I just setup a new squeeze debian 6 server, it will work as proxy server with squid. But I have an issue when i want to install sarg (sarg-report), i cannot find the package thru aptitude/apt-get, however it was present in lenny distribution. Is it a miss in squeeze, is it discontinued or should I add a specific entry in /etc/apt/sources.list? (currently squeeze main, squeeze/updates main)
After the successful installation of debian squeeze 32 bits from the first dvd, I proceeded to try to install the package noip2, but my surprise was not in the repositories that I have, but when used lenny if I had it.Below show my repositories:[URL]I dont know if i need another repository or i am missing one
I have a laptop that I want to dual boot winxp and linux. I'd like to be able to run a mythtv frontend on it so that I can watch shows in my office and not lose the screen space on my regular desktop. I was thinking of three possible directions to go. I have a question to go with each though.
1.) This machine has an existing winxp install that I don't want to mess up, but is there something on a Fedora live cd that I could use to smashing that winxp install into a smaller space and repartitioning the drive? If so, I could just do an old fashion dual boot from the harddrive.
2.) I put a live install on a usb drive. If I do that, how do I install mythfrontend and make it persistant on the usb drive?
3.) I treat a usb drive like a regular hard drive and just do a normal fedora install, assuming the install sees the usb drive as a sd? device. I guess I don't have a question with this option, but I would rather avoid it since it will take a lot more space on the usb drive.