Debian Bug report logs - #661241
vlc probably using wrong sound output by default (but not clear from reporter)

Package: vlc; Maintainer for vlc is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for vlc is src:vlc.

Reported by: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:15:08 UTC

Severity: minor

Tags: l10n, moreinfo

Done: "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, cryogenium@gmail.com, debian-devel@lists.debian.org:
Bug#661241; Package general. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:15:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to cryogenium@gmail.com, debian-devel@lists.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:15:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: general: Sounds gets quiet, problem uncontrolable
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:14:29 +0200
Package: general
Severity: important
Tags: l10n

LXDE desktop, package sources are wheezy and squeeze (both because Wine doesn't
found from wheezy-archive).

Sometimes I switch sounds off from panel, when I'm trying get them back machine
is still quiet. VLC-mediaplayer and Iceweasel-browser aren't friends, when I'm
watching DVD with VLC Iceweasel gets quiet and sounds from chat are not
hearable. When I stop watching DVD, close VLC and try to comfort Iceweasel it
is still quiet :) And same is when Iceweasel has sounds, VLC is quiet.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org:
Bug#661241; Package general. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 661241@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>
Cc: 661241@bugs.debian.org, reportbug@packages.debian.org
Subject: Re: general: Sounds gets quiet, problem uncontrolable
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:23:22 -0600
retitle 661241 description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (sounds too much like a catch-all)
reassign 661241 reportbug 6.3.1
submitter 661241 !
quit

Hi,

Mikko Koho wrote:

> Sometimes I switch sounds off from panel, when I'm trying get them back machine
> is still quiet. VLC-mediaplayer and Iceweasel-browser aren't friends, when I'm
> watching DVD with VLC Iceweasel gets quiet and sounds from chat are not
> hearable. When I stop watching DVD, close VLC and try to comfort Iceweasel it
> is still quiet :) And same is when Iceweasel has sounds, VLC is quiet.

Not a general problem affecting a large number of packages in the
archive.  Reassigning to "reportbug" so its description of the
"general" pseudo-package can be fixed.  (Sandro, I imagine that
reportbug might take its descriptions of pseudo-packages from some
other source, so feel free to reassign as appropriate.)

Mikko, please contact debian-user@lists.debian.org to narrow down the
sound problem you are experiencing and to work on a more detailed
report for the maintainer of some seemingly relevant package.  See
also [*] for some general guidelines.

Thanks and hope that helps,
Jonathan

[*] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html




Changed Bug title to 'description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (sounds too much like a catch-all)' from 'general: Sounds gets quiet, problem uncontrolable' Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'general' to 'reportbug'. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug Marked as found in versions reportbug/6.3.1. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>' from 'Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>' Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:27:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#661241; Package reportbug. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:33:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:33:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #23 received at 661241@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org>
To: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Cc: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>, 661241@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Reportbug-maint] general: Sounds gets quiet, problem uncontrolable
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:30:05 +0100
Hello,

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 16:23, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:
> retitle 661241 description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (sounds too much like a catch-all)
> reassign 661241 reportbug 6.3.1
> submitter 661241 !
> quit
>
> Hi,
>
> Mikko Koho wrote:
>
>> Sometimes I switch sounds off from panel, when I'm trying get them back machine
>> is still quiet. VLC-mediaplayer and Iceweasel-browser aren't friends, when I'm
>> watching DVD with VLC Iceweasel gets quiet and sounds from chat are not
>> hearable. When I stop watching DVD, close VLC and try to comfort Iceweasel it
>> is still quiet :) And same is when Iceweasel has sounds, VLC is quiet.
>
> Not a general problem affecting a large number of packages in the
> archive.  Reassigning to "reportbug" so its description of the
> "general" pseudo-package can be fixed.  (Sandro, I imagine that
> reportbug might take its descriptions of pseudo-packages from some
> other source, so feel free to reassign as appropriate.)

http://www.debian.org/Bugs/pseudo-packages

or the more parse-friendly version at:

http://bugs.debian.org/pseudopackages/pseudo-packages.description

so either reassign it to www.debian.org or bugs.debian.org, for sure
it's not reportbug.

Regards,

-- 
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#661241; Package reportbug. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:06:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:06:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #28 received at 661241@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>
To: 661241@bugs.debian.org
Subject: More information about my problem
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:03:45 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Hello

I forgot that only repair for the current sound problem is total reboot,
logout/login or another tricks doesn't help. And problem is in every
session, if Iceweasel works with sound, VLC doesn't work, and so on.. And
mute has same problem, sometimes it works, sometimes when I mute and then
try to get sound computer must reboot.

Mikko
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#661241; Package reportbug. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Reportbug Maintainers <reportbug-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #33 received at 661241@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org>
Cc: Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>, 661241@bugs.debian.org, bugs.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Subject: Re: description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (leads people to use it as a catch-all)
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:10:44 -0600
reassign 661241 bugs.debian.org
quit

Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 16:23, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:

>> retitle 661241 description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (sounds too much like a catch-all)
[...]
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/pseudo-packages
>
> or the more parse-friendly version at:
>
> http://bugs.debian.org/pseudopackages/pseudo-packages.description

Ok, so you're saying reportbug gets its descriptions from bugs.debian.org?
Reassigning accordingly.




Bug reassigned from package 'reportbug' to 'bugs.debian.org'. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:15:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions reportbug/6.3.1. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'vlc probably using wrong sound output by default (but not clear from reporter)' from 'description of "general" pseudo-package is misleading (sounds too much like a catch-all)' Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'bugs.debian.org' to 'vlc'. Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) moreinfo. Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'minor' from 'important' Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>' from 'Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>' Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:57:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Mikko Koho <cryogenium@gmail.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:57:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #52 received at 661241-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>
To: 661241-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Closing
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:43:46 +0200
	Hello,

The problem is not very clear from the description. It seems the reporter is 
trying to use the same ALSA device from multiple applications. This cannot 
work; not really a bug but a design limitation of ALSA.

I'd suggest installing PulseAudio to work around that.

Closing anyway.

-- 
Rémi Denis-Courmont
http://www.remlab.net/



Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:26:48 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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