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Old 04-21-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
radeson
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ALSA starting problem on Debian Lenny


Hello,

I'm having some problem with alsa starting on my system. I installed alsa via module-assistant and sometime when I boot PC i don't have a sound, the most strange thing is that it occurs just sometime. When it occurs KDE start sound doesnt ring out and any KDE sounds don't work, players don't play etc, but amarok yes I can't comprehend it . Im running on Debian Lenny, KDE (3.5.10), sound card on motherboard ASUS A8N-E.

Thanks for any reply.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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I've seen a couple occasions whene sound modules loading out of order prevents it from working.

For instance, you have a sound card and a modem with audio support in your PC. If the sound card modules load first, you are OK, but if the modules for the audio portion of the modem load first you get no sound from your soudncard. This will be random depending on which device gets recognized first at boot.

check out this page, relating to multiple audio devices and alsa, and how to work around rthe issue.

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/MultipleCards


Let us know if this helps.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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I'm not sure why you would use m-a to install alsa. That takes me back to the 2.4 kernel days. Lenny comes with alsa as part of the kernel so you shouldn't need to do that unless you're running a very strange kernel. Do you have the alsa-utils package? You should be able to install the alsa driver for your card using alsaconf.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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farslayer

Thank's for reply, I think that is exactly my problem. I've got ATI HD3650 which has got HDMI output, so Linux detects it as a sound card. I read that howto but I don't know how to set my sound card modules to load first.

jdkaye

Yes. I've got alsa-utils package and I can use alsaconfig util. But alsaconfig doesn't do anything. It changes modprobe.conf but It makes no difference.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Hey!! Finally I've solved it by "asoundconf set-default-card CK804" Now it's working, thanks for support.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 08:21 AM   #6
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Glad we were able to at least point you in the right direction.

Thank you for responding back with your solution.
 
  


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