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Old 04-04-2011, 12:12 AM   #1
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Can't get ALSA to work


I tried to uninstall ALSA and install OSS4. But it seems that ALSA was not the issue. Anyway:

I don't know how to reinstall alsa. I'm using Debian Squeeze(stable).

Tried this:

apt-get install alsa-base alsa-source

dpkg-reconfigure linux-sound-base


No results.

stefan@debain:~$ alsamixer
cannot open mixer: No such file or directory

Thank you for looking
Old 04-04-2011, 12:31 AM   #2
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Perhaps run /usr/sbin/alsaconf to detect your card and load the needed drivers if any. I'm thinking you may be missing one of the snd_* kernel drivers.

Then run alsamixer again. Your sound will probably be muted.
If your distro has a sound configuration program, run that as well.
Old 04-04-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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I got it to work by following this guide:

Thanks for replying to my noobish question though schiwal


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