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Re: Mixer use kills ALSA

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, arijit sarkar wrote:

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:26 -0400, Andrew Perrin wrote:

I am using kernel 2.6.18 with debian testing. My machine is an ASUS
M2NPV-VM, which contains the following sound hardware:


Sound works OK from a variety of applications, including alsaplayer,
realplayer, and mplayer. However, when any application changes a mixer
setting, sound goes silent until alsa is force-reloaded. Any thoughts?


I have the same motherboard and i was facing same problem. after
searching through google and various linux-related site, I found two
steps to solve this problem.

NOTE: install alsa-oss, alsa-utils packages
1.  edit: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
    Add the following line at the end of the file,

    "options snd-hda-intel position-fix=1 model=3stack" (withour

Thank you! This worked fine. There was no need for step 2 -- just the above fixed the problem.


Andrew J Perrin - andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu - http://perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Book Review Editor, _Social Forces_
University of North Carolina - CB#3210, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210 USA
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