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Re: Soundblaster Silent on Reboot

Hal Vaughan wrote:
> 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.

You've probably been using ALSA's OSS simulation all this time (the
snd_pcm_oss kernel module).  I'd install the alsa-utils package (which
should pull in the alsa-base package too) and use alsamixer (or
alsamixergui if X is running) to set the volume levels.  If the programs
you use support it, I try and get them to use their ALSA sound capabilities
as well.

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