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Old 09-10-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
shamrock_uk
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Problem storing ALSA settings on boot


Evening all, I've been working on my Debian install and am almost at the end of my checklist of things to fix before its a perfect OS for my needs.

My problem is very similar to the neighbouring thread in that I have to use alsaconf every time I boot but my problem seems to be that my tv card is 'hijacking' my ALSA settings.

My sound card is a Sound Blaster Live and is detected and runs perfectly with alsaconf. Running alsamixer after alsaconf shows the mixer for my SBLive and I can use the card with no problems whatsoever until I reboot.

However, after a restart, alsamixer shows the mixer for my Brooktree TV card, not my SBLive. Running mpg321 on the command-line will now give the message "Cannot find libao driver. Is the device in use?" (I've been testing without X to rule out any interference) Using alsactl store to save my settings does not fix this.

I know that init is running alsactl restore because I'll see a line along the lines of "Setting up AlSA - Cannot restore mixer settings for Bttv" - it seems to me (in a very unscientific way!) that ALSA is seeing the wrong card at boot time.

Here is the output of dmesg (which doesn't seem to contain the ALSA message unfortunately)

Code:
0000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fff0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000fff3000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
  DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
  Normal zone: 61424 pages, LIFO batch:14
  HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.2 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 761686                                    ) @ 0x000f6aa0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 761686 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 761686 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff3040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 761686 AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000c) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda5 ro 
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order 10: 8192 bytes)
Detected 1662.122 MHz processor.
Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 251756k/262080k available (1536k kernel code, 9588k reserved, 697k data, 148k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3293.18 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ stepping 02
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1661.0579 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 265.0852 MHz.
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 4496k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb680, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Level Trigger.
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Scanning system for PnP BIOS support...
PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00fc030
PnPBIOS: PnP BIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0xc060, dseg 0xf0000
PnPBIOS: 14 nodes reported by PnP BIOS; 14 recorded by driver
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:07.2[D] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:07.3[D] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:09.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:09.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Initializing Cryptographic API
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 48 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 4496 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... |/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|done.
VFS: Mounted root (cramfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 148k freed
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xa400-0xa407, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xa408-0xa40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: WDC WD2500JB-00GVA0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: Maxtor 6Y200P0, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 488397168 sectors (250059 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=30401/255/63, UDMA(100)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 p8 p9 p10 >
hdb: max request size: 1024KiB
hdb: 398297088 sectors (203928 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=24792/255/63, UDMA(100)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 >
hdc: SONY DVD RW DW-D18A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: Maxtor 6E030L0, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdd: max request size: 128KiB
hdd: 60058656 sectors (30750 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=59582/16/63, UDMA(100)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0: p1
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Adding 610428k swap on /dev/hda7.  Priority:-1 extents:1
EXT3 FS on hda5, internal journal
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio1
SCSI subsystem initialized
Capability LSM initialized
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda9, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda10, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdb5, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdd1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda8, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
parport_pc: VIA 686A/8231 detected
parport_pc: probing current configuration
parport_pc: Current parallel port base: 0x378
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, using FIFO [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP]
parport_pc: VIA parallel port: io=0x378, irq=7
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xb800, 00:00:21:d2:df:bf, IRQ 11
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139A'
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:07.2[D] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 10, io base 0000a800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:07.3[D] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: irq 10, io base 0000ac00
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-2: new low speed USB device using address 2
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft IntelliMouse® Explorer] on usb-0000:00:07.2-2
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected AMD 761 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xd0000000
cpci_hotplug: CompactPCI Hot Plug Core version: 0.2
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:09.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:09.0, irq: 11, latency: 32, mmio: 0xeb000000
bttv0: detected: AVerMedia TVPhone98 [card=41], PCI subsystem ID is 1461:0003
bttv0: using: AVerMedia TVPhone 98 [card=41,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00c4fff3 [init]
bttv0: Avermedia eeprom[0x4831]: tuner=5 radio:yes remote control:yes
bttv0: using tuner=5
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
tvaudio: TV audio decoder + audio/video mux driver
tvaudio: known chips: tda9840,tda9873h,tda9874h/a,tda9850,tda9855,tea6300,tea6420,tda8425,pic16c54 (PV951),ta8874z
tuner: chip found at addr 0xc2 i2c-bus bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: type set to 5 (Philips PAL_BG (FI1216 and compatibles)) by bt878 #0 [sw]
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: registered device radio0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: add subdevice "remote0"
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:09.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
cannot find the slot for index 0 (range 0-0)
EMU10K1_Audigy: probe of 0000:00:0a.0 failed with error -12
gameport: pci0000:00:0a.1 speed 1242 kHz
8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.2 (Mar 22, 2004)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
input: PC Speaker
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8-2-k7
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET: Registered protocol family 10
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
drivers/usb/input/hid-input.c: event field not found
cdrom: open failed.
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
bttv0: unloading
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 2
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 123904 512-byte hdwr sectors (63 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 2880 512-byte hdwr sectors (1 MB)
sdb: assuming Write Enabled
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun1:
Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 1
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 2
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 3
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 123904 512-byte hdwr sectors (63 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 2880 512-byte hdwr sectors (1 MB)
sdb: assuming Write Enabled
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun1:
Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 1
USB Mass Storage device found at 3
usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 3
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 123904 512-byte hdwr sectors (63 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
  Vendor:           Model: USB DISK Pro      Rev: PMAP
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 2880 512-byte hdwr sectors (1 MB)
sdb: assuming Write Enabled
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun1:
Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 1
USB Mass Storage device found at 4
The bttv is a kernel module loaded for the tv card - I guess unloading this might fix the problem but ideally I would like to use both side by side. (and have been able to do this with all other distros).

If there is any other info you need, don't hesitate to ask. I looked at the output from lsmod before and after the alsaconf and their didn't really seem to be a difference, but can easily post that if needed.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this I would be much obliged! Thanks in advance

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