Please help: my system suddenly stopped recognizing my sound card. Running alsaconf results in the following error message:
/usr/sbin/alsaconf: line 107: getopt: command not found
Linux version 2.6.18-4-686 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2) (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #1 SMP Wed May 9 23:03:12 UTC 2007
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 1
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1594.962
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm up
bogomips : 3193.16
Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Voyetra Technologies Santa Cruz
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 185
Memory at feafe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at fe700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
desktop environment: Gnome
box: Dell Dimension 4400
No system configuration or other extraordinary activity was taking place when this happened, just normal everyday usage. For that reason, I can think of nothing that triggered it.
If you can think of a potential solution to this error message so I can run alsaconf and get my soundcard back it would be much appreciated. Wouldn't you know this happened just as I advised my mother, who lives at a distance, we could start upgrading our daily text chats to voice chat. I'd like to resolve this so as to be able to follow through with her as I indicated so as to not disappoint her expectations.
If you need more system info such as the full text of /usr/sbin/alsaconf, or if this belongs on one of the other forums, please let me know.
Thank you for your time.