Alsa Problems with new Etch
As mentioned here in a different thread, I pursued, perhaps
the goal of upgrading from sarge to etch, and have now for the most part
a successful etch system. My biggest remaining problem is ALSA. I believe
it to be successfully installed, since I used the same installation path
that I had done earlier with my sarge. It seems to be installed but I
get no SOUND, although aplay <a .wav file> seems to be going through the
motions. I have run alsamixer and bumped up the volume. My apparatus
seems OK, since I get a honk from the speakers when booting. (And, as
mentioned, my sound worked fine last week and before, when I was
Here is the result of my call to aplay -l :
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: rev50 [VIA 82C686A/B rev50], device 0: VIA 82C686A/B rev50 [VIA
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
alsa* and alsa-utils* are entries in my /etc/init.d/ , and I get no
sign of any error while booting.
I have made an entry in the also-project wiki. Perhaps I did this wrong,
I'm not familiar with wikis.
Has etch had problems with ALSA?
I hope someone on this E-list can point me to a source of information
and possible help.
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
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