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Old 11-15-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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ALSA Mutes Sound on Reboot

I have recently begun using Suse 9.1 and really like it. Unfortunately, my sound mutes every time I reboot my computer and this is getting extremely annoying. I have searched the internet for solutions to my problem and none have completely worked. I tried the suggestion on the SUSE support page for a muted sound card like deleting the kdemultimedia3-mixer and by typing

rcalsasound stop
rm /etc/asound.state
rcalsasound start
alsactl store

in a terminal as root. This fixes the problem for that session but the setting are lost on reboot. If I then type

alsactl restore

as root after a reboot, my sound settings are retrieved. I have also found if I go to YaST and hardware/sound my setting are reloaded. Is there any way to get my sound to stay unmuted? I was thinking of somehow putting "alsactl restore" in a script that runs on startup but don't know how. I imagine some other program is resetting my sound to mute but don't know what. Thanks for the help.

Old 11-15-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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I don't know how SUSE structures its boot sequence, but in Slackware I just add a line to /ect/rc.d/rc.local, which gets run at each boot. You should have something similar. Put your "alsactl restore" in that.

Now might be a good time to crack open the funny manual.


Last edited by rkef; 11-15-2004 at 01:28 PM.
Old 11-24-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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That doesn't work with SuSE.
Old 11-24-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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Can it be added to /usr/bin/startkde under echo 'startkde: Starting up...' 1>&2

The only thing I ever did in that script is add a pause line " actually use ping command as a pause command ". I added ping -c20 so KDE would pause on shutdown long enough to play a shutdown wav sound file completely before exiting the gui. The wav file lasted longer than normal shutdown and would be cut off before finishing playing.

echo 'startkde: Shutting down...' 1>&2

# Clean up
ping -c20
artsshell -q terminate



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