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Re: ALSA problem?


I believe the below information will help you.

Installing the latest stable ALSA modules

For an easy install we will be using the ATrpms repository.

1. Load up a terminal window if you are in the graphic interface.

2. Switch to the root user by entering the command “su -” (without the quotes) and typing in your root password

3. Edit the file /etc/yum.conf. Using nano we type the command:

nano -w /etc/yum.conf

4. If you have already configured yum to use the ATrpms repository then append “*alsa*” to the end of the “includepkgs” line and skip the next setup. Otherwise continue on.

5. Add the following to the bottom of this file:

name=EL $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms

6. Save the file. In nano you press Ctrl-X, answer yes to the “Save modified buffer” question and then press enter on the file name to write.

7. If you have not previously setup ATrpms execute the following command:

rpm --import http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms

8. Now execute the following command:

yum install alsa-driver alsa-kmdl-`uname -r`

9. Reboot your system and you will be using the updated ALSA module.

Remember that you may need to adjust your volume settings.


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Oscar Corte <oect_1964@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi all:

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 givesthe 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?


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