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Old 01-02-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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alsactl restore problem

Hi all,

I have build my own kernel 2.4.20 with acpi-patch and it works fine.
A few days ago I wanted to install ALSA (0.9+0beta12-3) and I found a document debian-install-alsa.txt on the web. After the installation I can play music with Kaboodle and Noatum but I don't hear any sound with KsCD.
Looking to find a solution for this problem I have checked the logs and found a problem with alsactl restore at boot time. Using the shell I get the following error message:

root@STEING-PC:/usr/src/modules/alsa-driver# alsactl restore
/usr/sbin/alsactl-0.9: set_control:638: control.1.iface is invalid

So I have taken a look at the /etc/asound.state which will be updated correctly by alsactl store:

state.card0 {
control.1 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Volume'
value.0 20
value.1 20
control.2 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name '3D Control - Switch'
value false

I think the problem is iface MIXER but I don't know how to fix it.
So I would be gratefull for any idea or comment!

Old 02-08-2004, 01:53 AM   #2
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Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
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If you still have this problem, then here you go: I think this problem is simpler than you think - I think you just have something on mute. apt-get install alsamixergui. Run alsamixergui. that'll give you every muteable thing. KsCD uses aRTs for sound as well as the others, so it's no core sound problem.


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