No audio on F11 and pulseaudio questions

James Bridge james at
Thu Jun 11 19:53:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 20:37 +0100, Chris wrote:
> Installed F11 yesterday. Generally very impressed but I've got no
> sound. I'm using an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card and there's a bug
> report which matches the symptoms I'm experiencing here:
> In the comments, the reporter mentions that sound works when he stops
> pulseaudio and runs through alsa. I'm struggling to do the same since
> pulseaudio always restarts itself. I've tried "pulseaudio -k" and
> "kill <pulse's PID>" but it always respawns. I had a look in
> /etc/event.d to see if it's started in there and is set to respawn but
> there's nothing there.
> Any ideas on how I can kill pulse? I'd also ask if anyone's got ideas
> about how to fix the lack of sound, but it looks like a bug that
> others are also experiencing.
Sounds like you need the "Advanced volume control", in Preferences. (If
it isn't there, install gst-mixer.) It gives you access to all the
underlying ALSA stuff. The control has it's own prefs settings, which
you will probably need to make everything visible.
James Bridge <james at>

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