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Old 03-30-2011, 05:30 AM   #1
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Question Soft Boot -> No Sound / Hard Boot = Sound .... Strange


I just recently installed Debian 6 on my main desktop after test driving it for awhile on my netbook. So far I am loving it.The strange thing is the upon original install the driver that was picked up would only load on a hard boot. It also had a dead sound so I went to Realtek, I installed that driver which gave me improved quality but the same weird issue.

Is the process different from hard boot vs. soft ? The only thing I can think of is GRUB but I am not sure what to do.


Any input appreciated.


Realtek Chip->
ALC889A


realtek-linux-audiopack-5.16 -> Driver used from Realtek


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joe@Tux-Box:~$ lsmod | grep snd


snd_hda_intel 19562 4
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 20041 4
snd_hda_codec_realtek 275429 1
snd_hda_codec 63309 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hwdep 5572 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 61926 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq 43032 0
snd_timer 16273 3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 4795 1 snd_seq
snd 48795 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_t imer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 4598 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 6169 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm


 
Old 03-30-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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A hard boot is different than a soft boot in the respect that the computer devices undergo the power on self test (POST) during a hard boot. This should reset initial starting values taken from the firmware to the various components. When I have investigated device problems I have always regarded a hard boot as a reliable means of setting initial device states. A soft boot is not a reliable means of resetting device states.
 
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Sounds logical. Any suggestions on correction ?

It's not a huge deal just a little bit of a pain.

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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Any suggestions on correction ?
You could investigate whether the device has an available firmware update. I have no other ideas.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion.

 
  


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