lost sound after dist-upgrade
I recently lost sound after a dist-upgrade to Debian 4.0. Not sure why, though
I do have a new kernel, 2.6.18-4-486, replacing 2.6.8-2-386.
Now xmms gives an error message, "couldn't open audio."
When I originall installed Debian stable on this computer a year or so ago,
sound worked fine with no interference from me.
Here is some information I have found:
$ ls /proc/asound/cards
0 [SI7012 ]: ICH - SiS SI7012
SiS SI7012 with ALC655 at 0xe000, irq 217
$ lsmod (sound related stuff)
i810_audio 31380 0
ac97_codec 17292 1 i810_audio
snd_intel8x0 29852 1
snd_ac97_codec 82848 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2432 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 65928 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 19972 1 snd_pcm
snd 45412 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 8928 2 i810_audio,snd
snd_page_alloc 9736 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.7[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 217
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54656 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
agpgart: Detected SiS 741 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xd0000000
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 1.01, 22:46:57 May 9 2007
I thought that maybe sound was muted so I tried:
$ setmixer -V vol 70,70
Error opening /dev/mixer
Unfortunately /dev/mixer does not exist. Neither does /dev/dsp.
I just downloaded the alsa mixer gui. When it starts the master volume appears
to be muted, but when I adjust the sound I still get the same message from xmms.
I notice that I don't seem to have any alsa packages installed. None were
removed during the upgrade.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.