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2017-01-29 03:08:31 -0500 commented answer Sound problems - Pulseaudio. Fedora 25, fully updated, no previous issues.

Thanks for the tip. Actually, I've finally got it working again but - perhaps more importantly - have NO idea why it even broke, or what exact steps of mine got to the problem. Lots of clicking and swearing. If this keeps up I'll be off to Manjaro ;0)

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2017-01-26 05:42:37 -0500 asked a question Sound problems - Pulseaudio. Fedora 25, fully updated, no previous issues.

Apparently not much love for this question. Maybe this forum is dying? Anyway, edited my question for reasons of: have done further testing.

I have now restored sound and can play e.g. music. from having: removed and reinstalled alsa-pulseaudio-plugins three times, purged temp files, and commented out some lines I added to /etc/pulse/default.pa

But there is still an issue, namely that my prior re-mapping of the stereo channels is no longer effective.

aplay -l gives

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC1200 Analog [ALC1200 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC1200 Digital [ALC1200 Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Ran aplay -L and got

null
Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
default:CARD=Intel
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
Default Audio Device
sysdefault:CARD=Intel
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
Default Audio Device
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
Front speakers
surround21:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Analog
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC1200 Digital
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=2
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output

I had used some code found elsewhere to previously (successfully) re-map the stereo channels, due to the way the power/audio leads are arranged for my desktop (i.e they don't allow me to set up speakers in 'natural' config). So while I have restored the sound at all, the following 'hack' no longer works:

load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=reverse-stereo master=1 channels=2 master_channel_map=front-right,front-left channel_map=front-left,front-right
set-default-sink reverse-stereo

If I test my speakers, the left and right channels will not 'reverse'.

Has some code changed ... (more)

2017-01-26 05:30:11 -0500 answered a question Wanting to install Fedora25 alongside Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 but I'm reading all kinds of different ways to do it, what is the right way?

I do all such installations using the live CD download (in my case then written on a bootable USB) and allow the installer program to select appropriate options. When you get to the screen to configure the installation drives and partitions - early on in the install process - it will allow you to, for example, shrink a partition to create sufficient space to install Fedora.

I've never yet had any problems with dual booting or any other system issues when done this way. I once tried to manually configure the partitioning. Never again ;0)

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2016-12-26 05:37:58 -0500 answered a question mediawriter cannot run in windows xp

I used Rufus on Windows 7 to write the iso to a USB. Works fine, resulting installation went fine

2016-12-25 16:35:54 -0500 commented question Windows 10 is gone after installing Fedora 25 Workstation

I think the solution to this lies in adding back your Windows partition to grub. This seems to be quite a common problem. Don't panic - I know it can be frustrating when you don't know the answer(s) but all is not lost. Have a look here to see if this helps: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GRUB2#Tr...

2016-12-25 02:15:43 -0500 commented question fedora 25 no longer recognizes android via USB

yes, I used that setting at one point. I think it's particular to the device in terms of how/whether it switches when tethered but suspect that's where your problem lies

2016-12-25 02:13:26 -0500 commented answer Error Mount HD in fstab in Fedora25

afraid I can't help you on that bit... I have just a standard set up. I imagine though that if you click around the various settings you may get it to behave as you wish. Main thing I took from it (having done this myself) was to let Disks write to fstab rather than myself. That said, I have amended fstab afterwards, but only to add things like x-gvfs-hide to remove a drive from the folder menu. Have you read man pages for both 'mount' and 'fstab'? Good luck! ;0)

2016-12-24 05:56:35 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: How can we separate general and howto questions from troubleshooting?

and also: If you wish to engage users in these more specific ways, I note that the right-hand pane "use your daily votes" can go ignored. Perhaps if you are going to enable mandatory tagging, you might also enable a default option per post/reply that asks something like "do you wish to vote on this yes/no?" or something. I like this forum, but I doubt I've ever used all 30 points in a day. That must quickly accrue to thousands of 'lost' votes?

2016-12-24 05:53:54 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: How can we separate general and howto questions from troubleshooting?

that's an excellent suggestion.

2016-12-24 05:37:52 -0500 answered a question Error Mount HD in fstab in Fedora25

One way I can suggest - not saying it's an 'official' method:

unmount the offending disk(s). Edit your fstab and delete anything written after the system drive mounts. Save and close.

Go to "disks" and you should see the device listed on left pane. When you select it, it will become active in the main window. Click on the right-hand tab "additional partition options" and select "edit mount options" ensure that the first option "automatic mount options" is switched OFF. It may ask for passwds during these operations. Once you turn off automatic mount, you gain access to all the options below. It's possible that the option for "require additional permissions" is set, in which case unset it. You'll notice that in this dialogue you can then choose all your other mount options: mount point, disk-by UUID or Dev etc. Set these as you wish. Exit the dialogue and then mount the disk using the left hand button. Once you're set, it should now apply these options every time you start up i.e. not asking for passwords.

2016-12-24 05:26:31 -0500 commented question fedora 25 no longer recognizes android via USB

I have F25 and it recognises my phone okay. But it might depend on how you have the device itself set up? I went to device settings and ensured that it connects via "MTP", which it didn't used to. So your problem might lie at the device end rather than with Fedora/Gnome

2016-12-23 06:18:12 -0500 commented answer Nvidia issues with Fedora 25

@leigh123linux interested to see you slam that if-not-true* guide. That was my first port of call way back in the distant days of F22! Knew zero about Linux at the time, it looked authoritative, but it can entirely ruin an installation. My most recent dabbling was installing Arch on a laptop, which drove me to read through all the man pages for e.g. grub, mkinit, plymouth, etc. at which point I began realising that said guide seemed more 're-hash' than based on any in-depth understanding. Not that I claim to understand either, but now confident to do my own research ;0)

2016-12-23 06:01:50 -0500 commented answer Upgrade to Fedora 25 fails due to error about google-earth

this was my solution too after I encountered the above error. Worked.

2016-12-21 14:58:01 -0500 commented question After fedora upgrade repositories stayed the same as they were for previous version.

Have you tried purging all temp files, including those in yum/dnf?

upgrade

seems is deprecated in later versions

2016-12-21 05:04:43 -0500 commented answer Fedora upgrade 24 to 25, auto login not working under wayland

@gwendal I should also point out that yes, yours is the answer, thank you. I was using that .conf option on the laptop but not my desktop. Just edited it and bingo! Nice :0)

2016-12-20 16:54:30 -0500 commented answer Fedora upgrade 24 to 25, auto login not working under wayland

Sure, I see that. But since posting, I've decided to just give up on Wayland and wait for F28 or F29 - when one imagines all these thousands of people between Gnome and Wayland and Fedora can agree on something ;0) I'll live with the annoying niggles because they're precisely that - annoying. I just installed Arch on a laptop, and after finally deciding to use Gnome as the DE, began to see just how unfinished Wayland is. I was rather forced to use this same "enable=false" config as otherwise just the basic touchpand doesn't work properly. Hey - it didn't cost anything, right?!

2016-12-20 16:49:17 -0500 commented question Problem upgrading to Fedora 25

@florian: not trying to be unhelpful - maybe I'm reading out of date docs. I just checked, and while "deltarpm" defaults to "true", the value for "fastestmirror" has to be user-set - unless I'm reading out of date docs, in which case I apologise

2016-12-17 14:23:45 -0500 commented question Problem upgrading to Fedora 25

whenever I've had those issues it's been to do with some part of my network (internet) being slow, although I've never really tried to nail down which part. The timeouts are fairly regular where I live, as we have pretty creaky internet. One thing that did help me was to set dnf.conf variable "fastestmirror=true" If your experience is anything like mine, simply re-trying the upgrade at a different time will see the errors go away