mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by max » January 19th, 2018, 8:17 pm


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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by max » January 20th, 2018, 6:49 am

delooper wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 3:34 am
I'd like to use that but they have the requirement of using the most recent mpd. I have a LUbuntu distribution which is more than a dozen revisions away from the most recent mpd.
"They" is me; I wrote that page. And there are good reasons why I refuse to even read your support request if you don't follow these instructions, which indeed includes that you need to have the latest MPD version. Sorry.

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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by skidoo » January 20th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Debian and *buntu MPDs are ancient. Compile from source with package parameters as a starter. BTW: Pulseaudio installed? Your mpd.conf does not shoẃ a mixer device... Google for ALSA debugging.

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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by skidoo » January 22nd, 2018, 3:06 pm

Debian and *bunutu create and set permissions for mpd user: check package for mpd.postinst file - no home directory required.

MPD configuration file

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$ mpd --stdout --no-daemon --verbose /etc/mpd.conf
@max> man mpd
MPD searches for a config file in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mpd/mpd.conf then ~/.mpdconf then /etc/mpd.conf or uses CONF_FILE.
but

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$ mpd
results in
exception: No configuration file found
- MPD from git master.

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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by jast » January 26th, 2018, 8:46 am

I believe you can't use "type plug" in "ctl" definitions in asound.conf.

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Re: mpd stops communicating with ALSA after system upgrade

Post by max » January 31st, 2018, 12:55 pm

True, but these are ALSA error messages. MPD can't improve them.

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