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Sound Problem

Discussion in 'PlayOnLinux' started by Cronyk, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Cronyk

    Cronyk Member

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    Hello community,

    first, because I'm going to forget it later, my system:

    ASUS M4N68T-M Motherboard
    AMD Athlon II X2 240 Prozessor
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS250 GPU
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    Linux Mint 17 "Quiana" Cinnamon 32bit

    Wine and PlayOnLinux worked great 'till yesterday, then sound in POL stoped working. Nothing has changed (at least I don't recognized it).
    I searched for the Problem and found a difference between the system wine (because sound works great there) and my virtual devices in POL.

    The system wine uses winepulse.drv as audio driver.
    The POL wine versions in the virtual devices are using winealsa.drv.

    I had no idear what that means so I started to read.
    ALSA is the core driver, Pulse a frontend? In easy words? Then it should work in both ways?
    Well... it doesn't so finally my question:
    How can I set the used driver to winepulse.drv or, because I don't really want to change every device, how can I make winealsa.drv work?
    Or does anyone of you know what happened and how I con turn it back right?

    Nedd your help please.

    Cronyk
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    Can you tell us the game you were playing?
  3. Cronyk

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    Dawn of War Dark Crusade
    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas
    World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lichking
    South Park The Stick of Truth
    The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
    Diablo II - Lord of Destruction
    Alien Swarm
    Payday 2
    NaaC

    All of these games had perfect sound before.
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    allenskd Active Member

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    Do you recall doing a system update?
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    System update till then yes. Between working and stop working not
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Allen, I linked Cronyk to your "Buffer Underrun" tutorial. So he may have to undo those changes and try something else to fix the audio.
    I had similar problems which is why I was asking about removing Pulseaudio all together (in another post)
    We speculated that Pulseaudio is a "dependency" for Mint Cinnamon and it may be re-installed at the next update.
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    I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding Cronyk, no offense.

    Cronyk, if you speak spanish I'm all ears as it's my native language as well.

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