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Re: ALSA problem?

On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 13:04:13 -0400 (EDT), Oscar Corte wrote:
> When trying to play a CD with Sound Juicer, I'm getting error
> “Could not open audio device for playback” 
> Reason: Internal GStreamer error: state change failed.
> Please file a bug at
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer.
> Totem movie player plays video without any sound at all.
> However, I can use cdcd play to CD's with no problem at all from the
> command prompt.
> Debian reference suggests to use speaker-test which gives the next
> result:
> speaker-test 1.0.16 
> Playback device is default 
> Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels 
> Using 16 octaves of pink noise 
> ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:996:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave 
> Playback open error: -2,No such file or directory 
> What should I do next in order to fix sound?

Well, for starters, how about telling us the following:

(1) Make and model of your computer
(2) Make and model of your sound card, including sound chipset, if known
(3) What release of Debian are you running (Lenny, Squeeze, etc.)
(4) What packages are installed that start with "alsa"
(5) What kernel modules are loaded that begin with "snd"
(6) What columns labels are shown by alsamixer? (scroll left and right
with arrow keys, exit with Esc)

I have an idea what this might be, but I don't want to make a wild
guess.  Let's start with the basics.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    <zlinuxman@wowway.com>
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