|jeff on 1 Jul 2012 21:06:59 -0700|
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|[PLUG] When unmute isn't|
That aside, I had to operate the laptop without a mouse. Trackpad had been disabled earlier, as it bothered me and took offense when the laptop became airborne (don't ask).
I adore the challenge of operating strictly by keyboard. At one point I had to turn the volume up and hit MUTE by mistake. So I unmuted and made the volume adjustment, only I couldn't hear anything. I plugged headphones in and noted that the onscreen graphic indicated MUTE. I unmuted again, with similar results.
No amount of muting and unmuting would produce sound. So much for all the work I had to do.
When I got home, I followed a hunch and visited the speaker icon on the taskbar (Xubuntu). There I had about FOUR choices of hardware/software to make volume adjustments:
HDA ATI SB (Alsa mixer) HDA ATI HDMI (Alsa mixer)Playback: RS880 HDMI audio [Radeon HD4200 series] Digital Stereo HDMI (PulseAudio Mixer)
Playback: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo (PulseAudio Mixer)And the winner was the last one, which had become muted and wouldn't unmute with the hardware controls.
Is there an actual good reason for this? -- ----- the new home of ThermionicEmissions - the blog http://leftystrat.blogspot.com ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug