Re: Alsa - no sound: I need to repeatedly run alsaconf every time I reboot computer
Mitchell Laks wrote:
> a) My problem was _not_ that some individual applications did not work.
> My problem was "total loss of sound". For instance, KDE did not make
> its 'KDE' sound when it started up after I hit startx. I had to run
> alsaconf to get sound started again. /etc/init.d/alsa stop then start
> as root did not help...
> b) It seems to have been a Kmix setting problem. As soon as I went into
> the kmix setting as pointed out by the other respondent, and unchecked
> 'Restore volumes on login' which is some kind of kmix bug, (whatever it means
> :)) I now have full sound (insofar as I checked...).
> c) I ended up deleting arts (and with it went kde-core). No effect so far.
> I don't know about your reported bug and I don't think your issues
> have hit me, for example I just tried xmms and it works fine on my system.
> Thank you for responding though...
Thanks for your reply, Mitchell.
The issue did sound similar to mine - total loss of sound in a new session until
alsaconf was re-run. As I recall, alsa was defaulting to unused built-in sound,
but the speakers were plugged into the PCI card and I had previously configured
the PCI card as default. I am not running KDE though, and it sounds like you
problem might lie there. Apparently alsaconf may have problems prior to
alsa-utils 1.0.14-2 . I think I'll upgrade to Lenny soon (alsa-utils 1.0.15-1).
Glad you got it fixed.