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Old 03-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #1
corporal79
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Sound Blaster Audigy LS Problem - "Mixer attach default error: Invalid argument"


Hey there.

I'm running Debian testing, and installed the SoundBlaster Audigy LS soundcard. Running alsa-conf initializes the modules perfectly (I've tried both prebuilt and locally compiled), but running "alsamixer" gives this error:
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alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: Invalid argument
I have absolutely no sound at the moment, and I have no idea on how to fix this. Someone please help.

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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Have you tried any other mixers? Any other output? /sbin/lsmod, chunks of dmesg, anything other than the error?
Good luck.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 01:06 AM   #3
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lsmod gives me this:

Quote:
nls_utf8 3200 1
nls_cp437 6912 1
vfat 14720 1
fat 56348 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 13448 1
radeon 118816 2
drm 74644 3 radeon
speedstep_lib 5764 0
cpufreq_powersave 2944 0
cpufreq_stats 7744 0
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_ondemand 8876 0
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
freq_table 6048 1 cpufreq_stats
tc1100_wmi 8324 0
video 17540 0
battery 11652 0
container 5632 0
sbs 16804 0
button 7952 0
pcc_acpi 14080 0
sony_acpi 6412 0
i2c_ec 6272 1 sbs
i2c_core 23424 1 i2c_ec
ac 6788 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
asus_acpi 17688 0
hotkey 11556 0
ext2 71560 2
md_mod 82836 0
parport_pc 37796 0
lp 12964 0
parport 39496 2 parport_pc,lp
sg 37404 0
sd_mod 22656 4
ipv6 272288 14
snd_ca0106 36228 0
snd_rawmidi 27264 1 snd_ca0106
snd_seq_device 9868 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 97696 1 snd_ca0106
snd_pcm_oss 47360 0
snd_mixer_oss 19584 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 84612 3 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 25348 1 snd_pcm
snd 58372 8 snd_ca0106,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 11232 1 snd
e100 38020 0
mii 6912 1 e100
snd_ac97_bus 3456 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
tsdev 9152 0
joydev 11200 0
evdev 11392 1
psmouse 41352 0
pcspkr 4352 0
floppy 63044 0
serio_raw 8452 0
intel_agp 26012 1
agpgart 34888 2 drm,intel_agp
shpchp 42144 0
pci_hotplug 32828 1 shpchp
usb_storage 75072 2
scsi_mod 144648 3 sg,sd_mod,usb_storage
reiserfs 263936 3
usbhid 45152 0
dm_mod 62872 9
libusual 17040 1 usb_storage
uhci_hcd 24968 0
usbcore 134912 5 usb_storage,usbhid,libusual,uhci_hcd
ide_generic 2432 0
ide_cd 33696 0
cdrom 38944 1 ide_cd
ide_disk 18560 7
piix 11780 1
generic 6276 0
thermal 15624 0
processor 31560 1 thermal
fan 6020 0
fbcon 41504 0
tileblit 3840 1 fbcon
font 9344 1 fbcon
bitblit 7168 1 fbcon
softcursor 3328 1 bitblit
vesafb 9244 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8704 1 capability
I can't find any relevant bits of dmesg, though. Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 01:09 AM   #4
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Ah, got it. ESD was somehow occupying the soundcard - I didn't even realize that, since apt-get is supposed to remove ESD when installing PulseAudio.
 
  


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