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Old 04-01-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Keeping ALSA Config in Debian Sarge

Hey everyone,

I'm kinda new to linux, I've been using Windows for years now and i"ve decided to switch over.

Okay my issue is, I have everything working, but if I reboot my machine, I lose my alsa config, I have to switch to su and run alsaconf every time. Is there a way to retain those settings so I don't have to re-enter them every single time I reboot my machine??

I'm running Debian Sarge w/kernel 2.6.8-2-386

I have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card.

If you guys need any more info please don't hesitate to ask.
Old 04-01-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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Try running as root 'alsactl store' right after you make the sound adjustments.
Old 04-01-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yeah I tried that one already,

I think the issue is somewhat related to the fact that I login to X using the graphical login, and I don't login as root.

However I need to run both alsaconf and alsactl store as root, but when I sign in (after a fresh boot) as myself, the settings are gone...

Any suggestions?

ALso, I should mention, that my motherboard has an on-board sound card as well, and it keeps seeming to default back to it each time after I run alsaconf and select the Live.


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