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In my "Multimedia Systems Selector" I can only choose OSS or Custom. My kernel has all the alsa stuff configured and I apt-got alsa-base.
Why doesnt Gnome give me the option to choose alsa? Do I need adittional gnome/alsa packages? Which ones?
EDIT: Never mind I just saw that the titlebar of the multimaedia systems selector reads "Gstreamer preferences" and so I tried the gstreamer0.8-alsa package and that was it :-)
# apt-get install alsa-utils
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gnome gnome-desktop-environment gnome-volume-manager hal udev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 5 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1045kB of archives.
After unpacking 451kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
I had to download alsa-base and alsa-utils from stable to make it work, but thanks.
I think if gnome provides the mixer, it should be able to store the settings itself. it's a bit weird the way it works now with all the available GUI configuration for standard desktop needs except in this case..