You are not logged in.

#1 2012-10-22 06:45:07

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Sound and PATH issues after recent update

Hello, I've been on Arch for over a year, but am not very technical with it. After a recent pacman update, my laptop's hardware sound buttons (volume up, down, and mute) no longer work, although sound can be changed in software. Also, commands like halt or reboot return [bash: halt: command not found] and here, even gui programs will not shutdown. I would like to learn how to fix issues such as these rather than having to reinstall every time I come across a problem. Thanks for any help.

Last edited by killgriff (2012-10-28 01:38:23)

Offline

#2 2012-10-22 06:54:17

karol
Archivist
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,422

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

killgriff wrote:

After a recent pacman update, my laptop's hardware sound buttons (volume up, down, and mute) no longer work

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32047 ?

What happens if you run /sbin/halt explicitly? Do you have that file?
What's the output of 'echo $PATH'?

Last edited by karol (2012-10-22 06:57:29)

Offline

#3 2012-10-22 06:59:28

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

Thanks, didn't think of checking for bugs. Does anyone know when Gnome 3.6 will be out?

$ sudo /sbin/halt
sudo: /sbin/halt: command not found

$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/bin/core_perl

Last edited by killgriff (2012-10-22 07:02:12)

Offline

#4 2012-10-22 07:02:12

karol
Archivist
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,422

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

The output of 'file /sbin/halt' please.

Offline

#5 2012-10-22 07:03:34

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

karol wrote:

The output of 'file /sbin/halt' please.

$ file /sbin/halt
/sbin/halt: ERROR: cannot open `/sbin/halt' (No such file or directory)

Offline

#6 2012-10-22 07:04:57

karol
Archivist
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,422

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

Gnome 3.6 is already in [testing]. When will it come to [extra] I guess it depends when will the bugs like https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32152 be fixed.

Offline

#7 2012-10-22 07:07:44

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

ls /sbin/
Display all 152 possibilities? (y or n)
agetty               fsck.minix           lvmdiskscan          modprobe             sysctl
badblocks            fsck.msdos           lvmdump              mount.fuse           telinit
blkid                fsck.reiserfs        lvmsadc              nologin              tune2fs
blockdev             fsck.vfat            lvmsar               pam_tally            udevadm
bootlogd             fsck.xfs             lvreduce             pam_tally2           umount.udisks
cfdisk               fsfreeze             lvremove             pam_timestamp_check  unix_chkpwd
chcpu                fstab-decode         lvrename             pccardctl            unix_update
ctrlaltdel           fstrim               lvresize             pivot_root           vgcfgbackup
debugfs              hwclock              lvs                  pvchange             vgcfgrestore
debugreiserfs        init                 lvscan               pvck                 vgchange
depmod               ip                   mdadm                pvcreate             vgck
dhcpcd               jfs_debugfs          mdassemble           pvdisplay            vgconvert
dmeventd             jfs_fsck             mdmon                pvmove               vgcreate
dmsetup              jfs_fscklog          mkdosfs              pvremove             vgdisplay
dosfsck              jfs_logdump          mke2fs               pvresize             vgexport
dosfslabel           jfs_mkfs             mkfs                 pvs                  vgextend
dumpe2fs             jfs_tune             mkfs.bfs             pvscan               vgimport
e2fsck               key.dns_resolver     mkfs.cramfs          raw                  vgimportclone
e2image              killall5             mkfs.ext2            reiserfsck           vgmerge
e2label              ldconfig             mkfs.ext3            reiserfstune         vgmknodes
e2undo               logsave              mkfs.ext4            request-key          vgreduce
fdisk                losetup              mkfs.ext4dev         resize2fs            vgremove
findfs               lspcmcia             mkfs.jfs             resize_reiserfs      vgrename
fsadm                lvchange             mkfs.minix           runlevel             vgs
fsck                 lvconvert            mkfs.msdos           sfdisk               vgscan
fsck.cramfs          lvcreate             mkfs.reiserfs        sln                  vgsplit
fsck.ext2            lvdisplay            mkfs.vfat            sulogin              wipefs
fsck.ext3            lvextend             mkfs.xfs             swaplabel            xfs_repair
fsck.ext4            lvm                  mkhomedir_helper     swapoff              
fsck.ext4dev         lvmchange            mkreiserfs           swapon               
fsck.jfs             lvmconf              mkswap               switch_root  

Offline

#8 2012-10-22 07:08:25

karol
Archivist
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,422

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

If you're using systemd I think you should install systemd-sysvcompat.

Offline

#9 2012-10-22 07:10:43

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

I'm already using sysvinit, should I replace it with systemd-sysvcompat?

Offline

#10 2012-10-22 07:13:25

karol
Archivist
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,422

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

killgriff wrote:

I'm already using sysvinit, should I replace it with systemd-sysvcompat?

No.
sysvinit is the old way, so you're still using it, not already :-)
sysvinit does provide halt and reboot https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core … nit/files/ so maybe you can try reinstalling it.

Offline

#11 2012-10-22 07:18:25

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

Alright, a quick upgrade loaded all the missing commands, thanks a lot!

Offline

#12 2012-10-28 01:40:20

killgriff
Member
Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 37

Re: Sound and PATH issues after recent update

Well, I'm back. Updating sysvinit does replace the commands, but after a reboot/halt,etc... they are gone again. Also, curl keeps uninstalling itself after every time I install a package from the AUR.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB