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No real problems in Debian Sid...

Postby broelling » 2018-05-02 15:29

For some months (4/5) now I've been running a minimal netinstallation of Debian Sid (in Denmark). My wm is i3 and it is running very smooth. Everything is setup extremely minimal, and I've never been so happy with a main install in the last 20 years when I've been running Linux.
But for about 3-4 weeks ago suddenly my sound started acting up and being very distorted at some times. This must have come after an update (I update about every 2 days because of a lot of updates), but I don't remember which soundapplications were updated at that time. And I've tried different things since then, but not installed "the kitchensink" regarding sound, as I still wanna' have a minimal installation. Just reading a lotta' forum posts and stuff regarding this problem. A couple of days ago I tried 'killall pulseaudio', and it helped instantly. There were still soundquality problems (too trebly), but no distortion anymore. I guess I knew that the problem would reappear as soon as I rebooted, but I didn't do that until today after another update/upgrade, where I saw a lotta' soundapplications from multimedia-debian beeing updated.

And lo-and-behold. No more distortion or bad soundquality at all. So - me happy :)

Just wanna' say thanx to all of you who are involved in making Debian THE best distribution 'out there'. This is definitely the best installation I've tried yet (involving every other major type and distribution of Linux for two decades). And regarding Sid: This is my first problem at all. Everything else just runs smooth, and I've got Firefox 59, Gimp 2.10 and Libreoffice 6 and so on. It just works. Thank you!!! Try it out if you wan't the newest software, and if you wan't a very fast desktop try out the i3 windowmanager...
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Re: No real problems in Debian Sid...

Postby broelling » 2018-06-22 00:22

So now I ran into my first real issue with Debian Sid.

After last update on the 20th of june where there were some kernel- and mesa-updates, I can no longer boot into the latest kernel (4.16.0-2-amd64). Instead I can still boot into kernel 4.16.0-1-amd64.

What happens is that Grub boots fine, and then comes the /sda check that also works fine, but after that when lightdm should show up, the screen just turns black/blank, and nothing more happens. And then I wonder - is that a kernel- or a graphics-problem? I would guess the latter...

But I guess I can just keep running on 4.16.0-1-amd64 until some update solves the problem.
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Re: No real problems in Debian Sid...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-06-22 05:01

broelling wrote:is that a kernel- or a graphics-problem?

I seem to recall some stories of a problem with Xorg v1.20 but I'm still on v1.19.6 in OpenBSD-current and I haven't booted Arch in a while so you would have to search for more information.

My Debian stable box is fine though, why not try that instead?
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Re: No real problems in Debian Sid...

Postby broelling » 2018-06-22 13:08

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:My Debian stable box is fine though, why not try that instead?

Because I like newer software :)
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Re: No real problems in Debian Sid...

Postby None1975 » 2018-06-22 15:53

broelling wrote:Because I like newer software :)

Then you must also love the problems :D
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