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Re: Soundblaster Silent on Reboot

On Friday 09 December 2005 10:12 am, you wrote:
> On 12/9/05, Hal Vaughan <hal@thresholddigital.com> wrote:
> > I don't see any Alsa files.  It's whatever Sarge sets it up as by
> > default. That's part of the problem -- I'm not clear what, other than the
> > drivers mentioned in dmesg, are available in Sarge by default.  It was
> > working perfectly until I powered down and relocated the system.  While
> > that indicates hardware problems, this is an important part of the LAN
> > and I don't want to pull it apart until I'm sure it's not a config
> > problem that may have happend because of some setting or something.
> It should be alsa...
> check lsmod, you should see modules such as snd_emu10k1
> if not, run alsaconf, it should setup your system so that the next
> time it reboots, the modules will be loaded.

With only the relevant lines included:

[root@server:hal]$ lsmod
emu10k1_gp              3840  0
gameport                4736  1 emu10k1_gp
snd_emu10k1            80776  0
snd_rawmidi            23204  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm_oss            48168  0
snd_mixer_oss          16640  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                85384  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              23300  1 snd_pcm
snd_seq_device          7944  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec         59268  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_page_alloc         11144  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            4608  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               9092  1 snd_emu10k1
snd                    50660  10 
soundcore               9824  1 snd

> after runnung alsaconf, run alsamixer, set your volumes, and run
> alsactl store (as root) and then you should be good to go

But there are no alsa commands and aptitude lists alsa-base and alsa-util as 
uninstalled.  This has been working fine without it up until now.  While, as 
I've said, it could be hardware, isn't it a bit of a puzzle that Alsa isn't 
installed?  I used the Sarge Net-Install and did not use any extra package 
groups like "Desktop" and only installed a few packages later, like ssh, 
rsync, and a few other utils that help on a server.  Since then I installed 
flac, crip, cdcd, and aumix and have been using it to rip CDs to flac.  Alsa 
was not installed as a dependent package for any of them.

Is it me, or is it a bit odd it's working with the drivers but no Alsa?


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