I popped in at the usual meeting time today, and only a couple other avs were briefly at the little circle of tan blocks at Playa, after awhile I noticed one or two avs off at a distance, seen between two of the big shipping containers, and tried moving in that direction, but couldn’t move more than a snail’s pace due to lag. Eventually I remembered I could simply double-click someone’s name on the Users Online pane, something I should have remembered way earlier but had forgotten since we usually always appear at one or two set spots for these meetings, and when I arrived over there, there was a crowd, with some of them waving their hands as if explaining something… but I could not hear ANYthing. After a little while, they all left.
Now I’ve logged back in, and I notice that apparently the Interface is NOT showing up at all on the Volume Mixer in Win7 64bit. I had wanted to check to see if maybe Interface had been accidentally muted in Windows, or if the volume control had been lowered down to nothing… but there’s no volume control appearing at ALL in there for it.
Something that may or may not be related to my lack-of-sound issue is… when I logged in the first time, I got an error that two particular scripts were not accessible to run (I forget the exact error), and I noticed then that the third party chat pane had now failed to pop up. I went and looked at the running scripts and apparently the two CtrlAltStudio-provided scripts I usually have running (the localchat, and the nametages scripts) weren’t showing, and relogging didn’t fix that, so I manually reinserted them. It was shortly after this that everyone left the area I was standing.
Evidently there was a meeting today, even tho I saw nothing on the forums today saying there was or wasn’t one, but I missed anything and everything because I couldn’t hear any chat at all, and because everyone seemed to have moved over to a spot that was mostly obscured from view of the usual meeting spot on Playa (that circle of tan blocks near the tethered ball pole), and nobody was at The Stacks either (I briefly popped over there and back, looking for avs), which left me standing around in the wrong spot for a good while thinking “Gee… nobody’s here, I guess there IS no meeting today…”
edited to add: On the other hand, it appears the lack-of-sound issue is a general issue with my machine instead. I have had a really, really frustrating malfunction lately that has been plaguing me for the past three or four weeks where the machine will start up, and NOT give me sound, but the usual means of checking the system for trouble swear they don’t detect a problem… but there’s no sound. Rebooting the machine is the only way to make it give me sound. The machine session I went to the meeting under, I DID hear sounds at the start of the session. That is to say, I turned the machine on, and at some point I heard the usual this-and-that-program-has-launched sounds, so I figured this session had launched correctly. But then, by the time I came back to the machine to go to the meeting, apparently the sound had quietly stopped working when I wasn’t looking. AARRRGHHHH!!!! I’ve searched around for a solution online, and the procedures I’ve come across to fix this issue don’t zarking work! Anyway, I didn’t realize the sound wasn’t working until well after the HiFi meeting was over, and I went to SL and found that sound wasn;t working THERE either! [Tears hair out…] The only way to get sound back is to reboot, reboot, reboot until it finally condescends to give me sound.
I’m going to have to go to one of the get-help-with-Windoze foul-ups technical-assistance webforums for this one. oO