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Old 07-31-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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My sound module (snd-mia) works, but without manually restarting the initscript...

hey there,
I've been looking for an answer to this for a long time, but now I *need* one...

I'm using gentoo for x86 and I'm using an echo mia soundcard and the 1.0.9 alsa-driver sources/firmware/library compiled with the option to include that soundcard. The snd-mia module seems to be working, but there's a caveat...
whenever I boot up the machine, the initscript reports only [OK] for all of its actions, making it seem that sound works.... though it does pause for a long time before issuing the [OK] for "restoring mixer levels"... however, I can't get any sound, and all my audio players tell me they can't get to the audio card... amarok, for instance, reports that gstreamer could not get/set audio device settings.

If I restart the initscript manually, i get the following output:
# /etc/init.d/alsasound restart
 * Storing ALSA Mixer Levels ...                                          [ ok ]
 * Unloading ALSA ...                                                     [ ok ]
 * Unloading ALSA modules ...                                             [ ok ]
 * Loading ALSA modules ...
 *   Loading: snd-card-0 ...                                              [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-card-1 ...                                              [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-seq ...                                                 [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-seq-midi ...                                            [ ok ]
 * Restoring Mixer Levels ...
/usr/sbin/alsactl: set_controls:1088: snd_ctl_open error: No such file or directory                                                                       [ !! ]
this show's that something's messed up... but after doing this, my audio apps quit complaining about not being able to reach the card, but no audio comes out... so then I restart the initscript for the SECOND time, and I get this:
# /etc/init.d/alsasound restart
 * Loading ALSA modules ...
 *   Loading: snd-card-0 ...                                              [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-card-1 ...                                              [ ok ]
 * Restoring Mixer Levels ...                                             [ ok ]
...suddenly, sound works fine! However, I need it to work when the machine starts up as this is an office computer that all my coworkers use, and I can't always be there to issue the command every reboot (especially because next week I'm flying out of town), so please help!


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