Debian Installation :: 6 Intermittently Loses Sound?

Feb 11, 2011

I periodically lost sound with Debian 6.

Running on an IBM thinkpad laptop.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Skype Intermittently Stops Its Sound Connection?

Mar 9, 2010

On my Acer laptop, I have Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS and a static version of the Skype Beta 2.1, specifically version I recently made the upgrade to it from an earlier version because I needed to have the screensharing feature to work. Previously Screensharing from others was showing up in a tiny window I couldn't resize. But the Skype Beta 2.1 works fine regarding screensharing.

But the problem I'm having now is that the sound intermittently goes away, but only for Skype. It seems to go away if I walk away from my laptop for a long time. When this occurs, I cannot hear or record sound through Skype, but it works fine through other applications. If I shut Skype back down once it is in this failed state, and come back in, then it remains in this failed state. The only resolution is a reboot, and then it's fine again.

The only thing I can think might be the issue is the Gnome Power Manager, perhaps? I mean, my fan on my laptop spins down if I walk away for a long time, so I know some kind of laptop power management is engaging.

I tried following this guide:


And it suggested removing PulseAudio and using esound instead. Well, I tried that and rebooted, and my desktop wouldn't boot properly. So, I did CTRL+ALT+F2, logged in, and then did "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop". All was well again, but unfortunately it brought back PulseAudio again.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound Is Intermittently Scratchy Or Crackling During Games?

Apr 13, 2010

It seems like it's mostly an issue with playing games. When I play certain 3D games, the audio may work for a little while, but will start getting scratching or full of static. Some times it's a lot, and other times it's just a little bit. Most times, the sound in the game will stop working after a short moment of static/scratchy sound. Then I am left with complete silence.I've seen on other posts that PCM volume may be turned up all the way. I wasn't sure what PCM was, but in the volume controls, I saw that you could adjust each individual application's volume. I assumed that this was PCM, as the game's volume was all the way up.I turned it down some, and I still got some static in the sound, and the sound still disappeared completely after a short time.

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Debian Configuration :: Wireless Network Intermittently Reconnects

Oct 24, 2015

For the past week or so, I've had my wireless connection disconnect and reconnect at seemingly random intervals. It can be anywhere from every minute to every hour, whether I'm using the network or not. I don't recall installing anything that could affect this. I'm fairly certain this isn't a hardware issue, since I haven't had any problems when using my Windows partition. I'm using a D-Link USB adapter (DWA-171).

Code: Select alljp@pyrog:~$ more /etc/*-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="7 (wheezy)"

[Code] ....

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Debian :: Screen Session Loses Write Privileges After Logging Out?

Sep 11, 2010

When I start a screen session over SSH, I can edit and save files from within the screen session before I log out of the SSH session. But after I log out and log back in, I find that the screen session has lost write privileges, so that I can no longer edit or create any files, even within my home directory. How do I prevent this from happening?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Intermittently Appear Without Titlebars

Apr 27, 2010

I'm a relatively new Ubuntu user, came on board a month ago and loving it.

Anyways, I was running 9.10 all fine and dandy with basically no bugs or glitches, but after installing 10.04RC I've noticed a few things.

Whenever the computer boots up, I don't get any nice loading screens. After I get through my normal BIOS screens and the GRUB loader, my screen goes black like its doing something. Then it flickers and I see all this garbled green and blue dots at the top for 10 seconds or so. Then my desktop appears. That process dosn't seem right. I'd expect a loading screen of some sort and that garbled dots is unsettling.

Docky seems a bit buggy. It wouldn't autostart at first, even though "auto-start" was enabled in the settings. I had to disable auto-start. Reboot. Re-enable autostart. Reboot. Now it starts on bootup.

2a. Also, docky seems to randomly kill itself every so often. I have to restart it

My bookmark bar in Google Chrome seems to have a narrower band of highlighted text than it used to. Before there was a bit of extra room on the top and bottom, and the icons were larger than the text next to them. Now the icons seem cropped on the top and bottom, and when hovering over the link, only the highlighting only matches the maximum text height, when it should be larger.

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced these issues or if they know of any fix. Nothing super major, just minor inconveniences.

My windows intermittently appear without titlebars. On startup, sometimes I have to manually reload Compiz window manager to get them back. Other times it seems to be fine

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Fedora Installation :: F10 - Monitor Loses Signal During Install

Jan 23, 2009

I'm trying to install Fedora 10. I'm booting from a CD, and the installation gets as far as those 3 progress bars in the very beginning. As soon as they all load, my monitor goes black and starts flashing a "DVI Input Out Of Range" warning. That's all.
I'm using a
nvidia geforce 8800 gtx
and the Planar PX3611W monitor.

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Fedora Installation :: Eth0 Loses Connection After About 2 Minutes

Mar 1, 2009

I am setting up a fresh Fedora 10 install on an older computer for a roommate and have one odd little problem, everything else appears to be working just fine.

The network connection drops after about 2 minutes (somewhere between 90-120 seconds). This only happens in the installed Fedora 10; it does not happen at all when I boot a Kubuntu LiveCD.

Here's what I know:

The machine is a Dell Dimenision 4500, 2.0 GHz, 512Mb ram.

The ethernet card is 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 Ethernet.

Unplugging the ethernet cord and plugging it back in allows the network interface to come back up, grabs the right IP, but only holds it for another two minutes.

ifconfig and route show all the right info while the connection is good, but inet disappears once it goes down.

'ifdown eth0' and 'ifup eth0' do not bring it back up.

Is this a driver issue perhaps?

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Fedora Installation :: Loses CD-ROM Drive On Proliant 3000?

Apr 3, 2009

By way of background: I've been using Linux since kernel 0.97.something_or_the_other, but I've been using one of the other distros. This is my first crack at Redhat/Fedora.

I'm trying to install Fedora 10 on an old Compaq Proliant 3000, dual P-II 450, Compaq Smartarray 3200, plenty of drive space, 3C905 based NIC, original Compaq CD drive.

The install will boot from the CD just fine, I get the initial graphic menu to select whether to do an install, upgrade, etc.

I select option 1 to install and I get what looks like an ncurses based screen that asks me to select a language, another screen that asks for a keyboard, then a screen that asks me if I want to install from CD/DVD, NFS, local drive, etc.

If I select the CD install option, the next screen complains that it can't find a drive and asks me to either select a driver from a list of drivers or to insert a driver disk. Doesn't matter what driver I select, it always snaps immediately back to the screen that says it can't find the hardware to match the driver. Every time it does this, it's not spinning the CD to read the driver that I've selected.

IF I go for an NFS install, after it asks me the network parms I wind up at that same driver screen with the same results, no matter what I pick it throws me back to the can't find hardware/pick a driver screen. As far as I can tell, the NIC is never actually trying to wake up.

I know the hardware is functional because if I boot from from CD with my usual distro it identifies and starts all the hardware just fine, CD, NIC, RAID, etc.

I can see where it might work to have the necessary driver module for the CD on a floppy, but where do I get the module? I tried mounting the .iso images for the install set on another machine but I don't see anything obvious that looks like modules that I can cabbage onto.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Ystem Freezes / Locks-up Intermittently / Only Option Is To Power Off

Jun 24, 2010

Recently upgraded Karmic to Lucid (32 bit system).System freezes/locks-up intermittently (seems to be associated with Firefox). Only option is to power off.Have seen other (very recent) posts, many unanswered and none of use.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Loses Mouse / Keyboard Inputs At Random

May 28, 2010

I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS last week (32 bit, gnome desktop, no desktop effects). The system was quite stable before the upgrade (it's usually on 24/7 with uptimes in the dozens of days), but ever since updating to 10.04, the system loses all mouse and keyboard input at random times.

I can still ssh into the system fine and reboot it in an orderly fashion from a laptop, but I'd rather that it wouldn't freeze like this in the first place

I've tried service gdm start / stop from an ssh session to see if it's an xorg-related problem, but sadly that did not help in recovering mouse / keyboard input.

I also tried unplugging and re-plugging the ps/2 keyboard and the usb mouse, but sadly that also didn't help.

I don't see any weird messages in dmesg, so it's not a kernel oops either it seems.

I'm using the proprietary nvidia driver if that matters.

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Debian Installation :: No Internet Or Sound From The Latest Installation?

Jun 11, 2011

Installed the latest stable of version of debian off of the website (amd64) (DVD version)
When I installed no network card was detected so I just proceeded to install without the internet access.When it booted up I didn't have sound either.So... is there any way to get my internet and sound to work?I have an ASUS P5G41T Motherboard with Atheros Eithernet and Realtek HD sound.

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Red Hat :: Putty Drops Connection Intermittently When Using VIM

Aug 17, 2010

Recently, Putty keeps intermittently freezing and locking me out of the system (i.e. I can't stop the session and I can't re-login via ssh again until I've gone to the machine and pressed "reset").

So far, it mostly occurs when opening a file in VIM, but it does sometimes occur when using tab to auto-fill a file or directory name at the command prompt.

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Debian Multimedia :: Got Slim Running - No Sound, On Gdm3 Sound Works?

Jul 5, 2011

Running Compiz as a standalone WM.Managed to get Slim working, will post how later, but have no sound. If I boot using gdm3 the sound works. Obviously gdm3 loads something Slim doesn't, but can't workout what!Tried adding /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog & to my script - no dice, still no sound

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General :: RAID5 Array Intermittently Rebuilding?

Jul 17, 2009

I have a 9x320G RAID5 array that I am migrating over to a 3x1.5T RAID5 array.Intermittently, a drive would drop out of the older array and it would automatically start rebuilding. I thought it was a bad cable or controller somewhere, so when I bought the three new drives, I bought a new controller for them all, too. I'm running both arrays side by side until I'm happy the new hardware is stable (one drive was DOA). Then I noticed one morning that both arrays were rebuilding themselves. This was in /var/log/messages:

Quote: Jul 5 00:30:19 mnemosyne -- MARK --
Jul 5 00:50:19 mnemosyne -- MARK --
Jul 5 01:06:02 mnemosyne kernel: md: syncing RAID array md0


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Ubuntu :: Mouse Working Intermittently On New 10.04 Install

May 11, 2010

My mouse has been intermittently working on the new 10.04 install. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it is tweaked out moving really fast up, down, left, or right. If I log out or reboot sometimes the problem goes away. I just logged into my windows partition and it is working just fine. So I doubt that it's my mouse and am sure its a software thing. It's really annoying, and it might even be my keyboard too sometimes chrome just wants to infinitely scroll down pages.

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Ubuntu Networking :: 10.04 Wireless Drops Intermittently

Jun 22, 2010

i have an asus eeepc that i recently upgraded from ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. the wireless networking has worked great up until about 2 weeks ago. now it occasionally drops the connection (can't ping the gateway), even though the "blue bars" still say connected. my current solution is to click the bars, do a "disconnect", and then reconnect.i've ruled out the router being a problem (all 17 other wireless devices in my house remain connected), and i've ruled out a laptop hardware problem (when i dual boot into win7, i never lose my connection).

i'm new to linux (installed 9.10 back in february), but not new to computers/networking. i run a major campus lan [windows based] and have worked all aspects from the early mainframe days to client support to server admin to helpdesk - after 17 years, i'm now in management, so i've lost my edge a little... plus, being brand new to linux, i'm feeling a little lost in the troubleshooting aspect of this.i do believe that i've narrowed my problem down to "almost exactly" when this occurs. the wireless connection drops out as soon as i start to do "network intensive" stuff like watch a videos video, play a facebook flash game, or (and here's the kicker), try to run the update manager. unfortunately, this means that i have not been able to update for a few weeks now. i'm up to about 150mb worth of updates that are waiting.

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Ubuntu :: Computer Randomly Shuts Down Intermittently

Jan 30, 2011

My computer randomly shuts down at irregular intervals. Starts back up fine. Never shows any error message.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Network Intermittently Dropping?

Jul 7, 2011

My network seems to be dropping every few minutes to few hours. There are a lot of networks in the area (apartment in NYC) and I wonder if it might be due to competing traffic. Any ideas for how to tell what channels other networks are on? or other modifications to router settings that might improve performance in this situation?Additionally the "Invalid Misc" in iwconfig is counting quite quickly.

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Hardware :: Intermittently Clicking HDD On A RAID1 Md Array

Mar 13, 2011

One of my HDD on a 2 drive RAID1 md (linux software raid) is intermittently clicking. When this occurs, I can hear a loud clicking noise at uniform intervals and then it stops. Its like "". You know what I mean

It does it about 4 times per hour. I believe this drive is about to die.

Until I find a replacement drive, can I run into problems with the data on the array? I believe the mdadm utility would tell me if the drive was faulty and once I replace the drive, it would auto rebuild the array (re=copy the data to the new drive)?

I have over 1.2TB of data on this array I really dont want to lose everything...

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Hardware :: Plugging In USB Freezes Fedora 13 64-bit, Intermittently?

Oct 14, 2010

If I plugin a USB drive (external hard drivee) into my running Fedora 13 64-bit system - it occassionally freezes up. This behavior is intermittentI could not trace it to any /var/log/messages yet.

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Debian Multimedia :: No Sound In Iceweasel And Chromium - Otherwise Sound Works

Sep 8, 2011

I can play sound files with aplay, esdplay, and vlc, but I don't get any sound from iceweasel and chromium.

I installed a squeeze base system (without gnome and without the standard system utilities), then added (using --no-install-recommends) xserver-xorg-core, xdm, fluxbox, alsa-base, alsa-utils, alsa-oss, iceweasel, chromium-browser. Here I checked for sound and there was none from the browsers. I have since installed vlc, esound-clients, alsaplayer-esd, gstreamer0.10-alsa, and other software that didn't look sound-related and didn't change the symptoms.

Setting ICEWEASEL_DSP to "aoss" or "esddsp" doesn't help. Neither does "chmod -R 777 /dev/{audio,dsp,midi,mixer,snd}". snd-pcm-oss and snd-mixer-oss are loaded. Both my account and root are in group "audio". Running the browsers as root doesn't help.

This is the output of chromium:

In case it makes any difference, all of this happens in a qemu-kvm virtual machine with an emulated es1370 soundcard. Same with sb16 soundcard.

I would prefer not to install everything vaguely related to sound in the repositories in the hope of things fixing themselves. That's just ugly, plus I have only 200MB free space left.

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Fedora :: Sudo Loses X Display?

Jan 25, 2009

I'm running Fedora 9, and I've just started getting a problem (it was working the other day), where if I type

sudo su -

then any program which uses X gives an error about not being able to open the display.

For instance:
# gnome-terminal
No protocol specified
cannot open display: Run 'gnome-terminal --help' to see a full list of available command line options.

I've checked the value of $DISPLAY, and it's :0.0, (which is what it should be, and what my non-root user has as $DISPLAY).

I've also noticed, I can "ssh -Y" from my non-user account into root@localhost, and the display works!

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Ubuntu :: Opera Loses Key At Every Update?

May 31, 2011

I install and update Opera using this method:


Works great. I am notified of updates and everything.

Problem is that lately when I run an update to Opera the key is deleted from Software Sources. This happens on several systems (10.04 and 9.10 at least) and happens each time I update Opera.

I install the key again, of course, and the next update deletes the key.

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Aug 25, 2010

I'm running F13 on an HP-dv6 with a Synaptics touchpad. I have not had any problems with the touchpad until the latest kernel upgrade to Now, intermittently with no obvious cause, yhe Synaptics driver fails to load at boot resulting in a dead touchpad. I've tried altering my xorg.conf with no results. The error message I get during boot when this happens is:

unable to query Synaptics hardware I've done some Googling as well as searching these forums and have found several suggestions, none of which seem to work. I already have /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf which reads:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "TapButton1" "1"

When it works it works great. Just seems to be no rhyme or reason for it. When it's not working and I try to run synclient I get an error that the synaptics module is not loaded. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem, or is it just me?

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Mar 16, 2011

After installing the latest version of opensuse I have it up and running, except that the display goes black about every 30 seconds for a moment and then comes back again.

I am guessing it is because I don't have enough ram for this OS? I am using a HP tower and I think it only has at most 512mb ram right now.

Can someone tell me if this is the issue or anything else I might try in the meantime?

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Ubuntu Networking :: ADSL Connection Stops Intermittently?

May 5, 2010

I just configured my (dataone) ADSL connection and now it stops intermittently. Can anyone tell me why this happens and what is the solution for this.

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Ubuntu :: System Intermittently Freezing - Usage Python

Nov 30, 2010

I have a bit of mystery regarding my system intermittently freezing. First off, the info. I using/running: Ubuntu 10.10, 64bit version (clean installation) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (not overclocked) 6GB RAM Nvidia GTX260 Nvidia proprietary drivers 1TB Western Digital HD (32MB cache) Now, the problem: A while ago, I started experiencing intermittent system freezes that would last for 2 or 3 minutes and happen about once every 45 to 75 minutes.

The Gnome System Monitor (GSM) would show 100% CPU utilization, but top, htop, and conky only show about 11% usage. I pulled up the process list in GSM. However, I had issues, for the obvious reason, when bringing it up when the CPU was spiking. Even when I could, it only showed the usual suspects (Firefox, Deluge, Ktorrent, and Xorg) running the high single digits. This was backed up in top, htop, and conky. I also checked the RAM, but usage was down around 25%, with nothing in the swap.

I checked the messages log, but there was nothing there. Nor in dmesg. At least not that my limited Linux admin skills could find. The freeze just happened, so I've attached them in their entirety. I've come to suspect that Python is the cause. It happens most often when I have Ktorrent or Deluge going. I used to use Deluge, but moved to Ktorrent to test if Deluge itself was the problem. They're both written in python though, and both seem to cause the slowdown. It also happens when other python-based programs are running, such as the updater, but not as much or as bad. Things I've tried to fix the problem:

- Clean install (first time in over 18 months)
- Updated Nvidia driver by adding a repository
- Updated Deluge by adding a repository
- Enabled backports.
- Gave my PC the finger

This is driving me nuts. If it was just BT clients, I'd only run those at nights, but it's also parts of Ubuntu itself that relies on python, which I really think is the problem.

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Mar 16, 2011

PC just freezes coming out of suspend S3, happens intermittently.

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Jun 14, 2010

They do work sometimes but then after a while, they stop working completely. I'm not sure why...

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