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Old 03-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
theif519
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Need help installing and configuring Alsaequal (Equalizer plugin for Alsamixer)


Originally, I followed this guide, and after following all of the directions, I got stuck on the part where I had to "make install" which is told me that the directory called 'asla-lib' did not exist, so I went and followed this guide, and all went well. Successfully installed and cleaned it all up and finally made a .soundrc file in the root directory, and again in my home directory, and although I followed all of the instructions, even copy and pasting the following into the file
Quote:
ctl.equal {
type equal;
}
pcm.plugequal {
type equal;
# Modify the line below if you don't
# want to use sound card 0.
slave.pcm "plug:dmix";
}
# pcm.equal {
# Or if you want the equalizer to be your
# default soundcard uncomment the following
# line and comment the above line.
pcm.!default {
type plug;
slave.pcm plugequal;
}
I restarted Alsa three times, tried alsamixer as both root (used sudo -s to make it a root session) and as a regular user, and both times, I get this:
Quote:
theif519@ubuntu:~$ alsamixer -D equal
ALSA lib control.c:951snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL equal
I followed all of the instructions clearly, what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 03-02-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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A few points.

you say you created a file called .soundrc in the root directory. The file should be called .asoundrc, and it should be placed in your own home directory.



Secondly, do you have a file called /etc/asound.conf? Is that the same? This is the 'master' alsa configuration file.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BoraxMan View Post
A few points.

you say you created a file called .soundrc in the root directory. The file should be called .asoundrc, and it should be placed in your own home directory.



Secondly, do you have a file called /etc/asound.conf? Is that the same? This is the 'master' alsa configuration file.
Heh, I actually named it .soundrc instead of .asoundrc, now everything is working well, thanks stranger.

Secondly, I do not have an /etc/asound.conf at all, is that bad?
 
  


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