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[How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« on: 28. November 2013, 23:03:21 »
This is known Steam bug, easiest fix for this is making a link to:

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sudo ln -s /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id
In Manjaro there's /var/lib/dbus/machine-id created so just delete it as root and link again, work like a charm without scripts and such.
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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #1 on: 26. December 2013, 15:53:52 »
Is this already added to the trouble shoot section of our wiki? I only found it here ...

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #2 on: 26. December 2013, 22:09:39 »
I'll stick it under the Troubleshooting > Software Management section now.

[edit:] Done:

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=No_Sound_in_Steam
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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #3 on: 27. December 2013, 13:18:51 »
You can simply use the f switch to force to overwrite any existing file. I also use verbose to see what happens:

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sudo ln -sfv /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #4 on: 27. December 2013, 14:29:44 »
I'll modify the wiki if you like?
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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #5 on: 01. January 2014, 01:02:24 »
Thanks for this information!
I was having quite a difficult time trying to figure this out myself, had to resort to killing pulseaudio and restarting it.
But this, this solved it all!

Thanks handy for this handy tip!

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #6 on: 08. January 2014, 18:55:36 »
it works! thanks  :D

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #7 on: 14. February 2014, 21:17:28 »
Being new to Manjaro, I joined this forum for this very issue.

The solution worked for me as well, but...  Would anyone be so kind as to explain WHY this fix works?

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #8 on: 06. March 2014, 11:07:36 »
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Would anyone be so kind as to explain WHY this fix works?

I really would enjoy to hear the reason too! ;-)

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #9 on: 06. March 2014, 19:41:12 »
Because it's looking for machine-id in the wrong place - symlinking fixes that by pointing to the right object.

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #10 on: 12. March 2014, 10:28:32 »
Okay, Steam may needs machine-id to identify the machine where the steam client is running.
But how is that related to sound in steam games?

I don't want to bother anyone, I'm just interested  ;)

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #11 on: 12. March 2014, 12:17:47 »
You need to do a whole lot of reading on the functioning of the GNU/Linux system. We can't write you a thesis here. We solve problems as best we can.

Do you want me to give you some links so you can go & spend a month or so reading about how GNU/Linux works from the ground up?

If you really have a pressing desire to learn how GNU/Linux works from the ground up, install Linux From Scratch:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #12 on: 12. March 2014, 12:39:28 »
No thanks!  ;D

I'm happy beeing able to install Archlinux manually on my System.  :)
But I'm even more happy about manjaro, which does that all automatically for me!

It seemed irrational to me that you need this machine id to play sound.
But I'll live with it  ;)

Thanks anyway!

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #13 on: 16. April 2014, 22:47:12 »
I wish I had found this sooner...
A huge amount of thanks for this one.

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Re: [How-To] Solve the Steam no-sound problem:
« Reply #14 on: 30. August 2014, 04:47:11 »
This fix solved the no sound in the games and in big picture mode, but not in the game previews on desktop mode.