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Old 04-17-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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Restoring ALSA settings on mandrake10

Whenever boot mandrake 10 it says that it successfully restores the sound settings using alsactl but its lying!

Everytime I login I have to increase the volume on the DAC using alsamixer.
I can then use (as root) 'alsactl store' and 'alsactl restore' and it behaves as I would expect.
But when I reboot the machine it loses (or defaults) the mixer settings, turning the DAC volume right down so that I have no sound...

Any ideas on how I can properly store the mixer settings between boots so that I actually get sound on boot rather than having to twiddle things once im in?
Old 04-17-2004, 07:43 PM   #2
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you might be able to create an .alsamrc file in your home directory, look into that.
Old 04-17-2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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How about adding 'alsactl restore' to the end of you startup scripts?
Old 04-17-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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After a bit more fiddling I have discovered that its only starting KDE that kills the sound.
If Ilog into KDE, run "alsactl restore" manually, the sound comes back.
If I log out and log in again, the sound is gone and a restore fixes it
If i log into Enlightenment or Gnome, the sound is fine...

Theres a barely audible clicking as KDE stats (at about 23% loaded), I assume this is KDE "adjusting" my sound settings...
And there I run out of knowledge.
Any ideas on where to look for the KDE start up scripts so I can maybe see what its trying to do when it kills the sound (and hopefully stop it from doing it)?
Old 04-18-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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So anyone have a clue as to which scripts get run when KDE starts?
Bash uses .bashrc, .bash_profile and .profile, what does kde use? any of these? others?


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