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    Default No Sound pavucontrol lists profile as off and specific settings as unvailable

    I'm running Tumbleweed and sound which previously worked has stopped working. in pavucontrol, both sound cards are listed with the profile set to off. When I try and select a profile, all of them are listed as unavailable. KDE audio control lists the profile as off. My user is a member of both the audio and pulse groups.

    aplay -l produces:
    Code:
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    My goal is to get sound out the headphone jack on card 1.

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    Default Re: No Sound pavucontrol lists profile as off and specific settings as unvailable

    When I added the user to the pulse and audio groups, I only logged out and back in. The profiles were still unavailable. However, after rebooting the profiles became available. Not sure why the difference, but the issue is resolved.

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    Default Re: No Sound pavucontrol lists profile as off and specific settings as unvailable

    Quote Originally Posted by Markgannon View Post
    When I added the user to the pulse and audio groups, I only logged out and back in. The profiles were still unavailable. However, after rebooting the profiles became available. Not sure why the difference, but the issue is resolved.
    Great it works, and consider this a contribution to openSUSE. Others have reported this kind of issues, on other platforms. Will ask around if pulse and/or audio group addition to the user privs helps their issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markgannon View Post
    When I added the user to the pulse and audio groups, I only logged out and back in. The profiles were still unavailable.
    I'm not sure, but I think pulse keeps running after logout, and the next login resumes the existing session.

    I think:
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    pulseaudio --kill
    will kill it. Maybe if you did that just before logout, then it would have been fine at the next login
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    Some user on IRC reported they had added themselves to the pulse and the audio groups, rebooted and found the issue gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I'm not sure, but I think pulse keeps running after logout, and the next login resumes the existing session.

    I think:
    Code:
    pulseaudio --kill
    will kill it. Maybe if you did that just before logout, then it would have been fine at the next login
    That will only work if pulseaudio is not set to respawn

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Pulseaud...udio_autospawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Some user on IRC reported they had added themselves to the pulse and the audio groups, rebooted and found the issue gone.
    That is good to know.
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    I wrote too soon. I applied an update yesterday and rebooted. Now I'm back to the state where the profiles are listed as unavailable. The user is a member of the audio and pulse groups and the files under /dev/snd appear to have the proper permissions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markgannon View Post
    I wrote too soon. I applied an update yesterday and rebooted. Now I'm back to the state where the profiles are listed as unavailable. The user is a member of the audio and pulse groups and the files under /dev/snd appear to have the proper permissions.
    If you kill pulseaudio, (it should then respawn), do you then have the expected profiles present?

    FWIW, here's a similar thread...
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/5176...ing-pulseaudio
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    If you kill pulseaudio, (it should then respawn), do you then have the expected profiles present?
    It does not change the behavior. After running "pulseaudio -k" I get a brief pop up saying dummy output and the actual profiles remain unavailable in the pavucontrol.

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