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    Default Odd sound problem

    Using Xfce.

    All of a sudden music files do not produce any sound through my Azalia sound card. I started YaST and tested the card and it produced the test sound. Console use of mpg123 does not work. Mpv produces no sound yet shows the files playing- Pavucontrol which I use also shows signal strengths. Audacity shows the some. Still nothing coming out of the speakers. Then after a few minutes the YaST test is silent although output volumes are still 100%. I switched to headphones in case my amplifier is the problem. No sound.

    Any suggestions as to where I should start the diagnosis?

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    Default Re: Odd sound problem

    I'd guess you are not using the codecs from packman for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    I'd guess you are not using the codecs from packman for some reason
    Even though I am sure I had installed the codecs previously I did it again using the Multimedia Guide for openSUSE Leap 42.3. Nothing changed, still no sound. Now here is some more information. When I log into Xfce I have an autostart script that plays a short piece of music using mpg123. It still makes sound. But after that it will not play a second time and although the autostart script takes about 15 seconds to complete playing the second attempt terminates immediately. Then when I try the third time it takes 15 seconds and "top" shows both pulseaudio and mpg123 running but still no sound. Repeated attempts alternate between immediate termination and 15 second operation. I believe Xfce is terminating some running application. After all of this the YaST card test still plays.

    A real mystery. I hate to have to re-install to clear this but I think that might be the only solution.

    Here is "zypper se pulse" output in case I am missing something obvious.

    Code:
    # zypper se pulseRetrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ......................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache ...........................[done]
    Retrieving repository 'packman' metadata .................................[done]
    Building repository 'packman' cache ......................................[done]
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update' metadata ...............[done]
    Building repository 'openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update' cache ....................[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    
    S  | Name                               | Summary                   | Type      
    ---+------------------------------------+---------------------------+-----------
    i+ | alsa-plugins-pulse                 | Pulseaudio Plug-In for -> | package   
    i+ | alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit           | Pulseaudio Plug-In for -> | package   
       | apulse                             | PulseAudio emulation fo-> | package   
       | apulse-32bit                       | PulseAudio emulation fo-> | package   
       | cmus-plugin-pulse                  | Pulseaudio output plugi-> | package   
       | cmus-plugin-pulse-debuginfo        | Debug information for p-> | package   
       | gyachi-plugin-pulseaudio           | PulseAudio sound driver   | package   
       | gyachi-plugin-pulseaudio-debuginfo | Debug information for p-> | package   
       | libgvncpulse-1_0-0                 | Pulse audio bridge for -> | package   
       | libpt2_10_10-plugins-pulse         | Pulseaudio support for -> | package   
       | libpulse-devel                     | Development package for-> | package   
       | libpulse-devel-32bit               | Development package for-> | package   
    i+ | libpulse-mainloop-glib0            | GLIB 2.0 Main Loop wrap-> | package   
       | libpulse-mainloop-glib0-32bit      | GLIB 2.0 Main Loop wrap-> | package   
    i+ | libpulse0                          | Client interface to Pul-> | package   
    i+ | libpulse0-32bit                    | Client interface to Pul-> | package   
    i  | libxine2-pulse                     | Pulseaudio plugin for x-> | package   
       | libxine2-pulse-debuginfo           | Debug information for p-> | package   
    i+ | mpg123-pulse                       | Pulseaudio Support for -> | package   
       | mpg123-pulse-32bit                 | Pulseaudio Support for -> | package   
    i+ | pulseaudio                         | A Networked Sound Server  | package   
       | pulseaudio                         | A Networked Sound Server  | srcpackage
    i+ | pulseaudio-bash-completion         | PulseAudio Bash complet-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-dlna                    | A DLNA server which bri-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-dlna                    | A DLNA server which bri-> | srcpackage
       | pulseaudio-equalizer               | PulseAudio's LADSPA plu-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-esound-compat           | ESOUND compatibility fo-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-gdm-hooks               | PulseAudio GDM integrat-> | package   
    i+ | pulseaudio-lang                    | Languages for package p-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-bluetooth        | Bluetooth support for t-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-gconf            | GCONF module for PulseA-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-jack             | JACK support for the Pu-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-lirc             | LIRC module for PulseAu-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-x11              | X11 module for PulseAudio | package   
       | pulseaudio-module-zeroconf         | Zeroconf module for Pul-> | package   
       | pulseaudio-system-wide             | Support for running Pul-> | package   
    i+ | pulseaudio-utils                   | PulseAudio utilities      | package   
    i+ | pulseaudio-utils-32bit             | PulseAudio utilities      | package   
       | pulseaudio-zsh-completion          | PulseAudio zsh completion | package   
       | pulseview                          | Qt-based GUI for sigrok   | package   
       | typelib-1_0-GVncPulse-1_0          | Pulse audio bridge for -> | package   
       | xfce4-panel-plugin-pulseaudio      | Pulseaudio Volume Contr-> | package   
       | xfce4-volumed-pulse                | Daemon Providing Suppor-> | package   
       | xmms2-plugin-pulse                 | Pulse Support for xmms2   | package   
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    Default Re: Odd sound problem

    Some progress. If I boot to a level 3 console my sound works. If I boot into Xfce and open a console (F3) it does not work. So it confirms my assumption that Xfce is causing the problem.

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    Default Re: Odd sound problem

    This thread can be closed. I gave up and re-installed.

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