Sound 101 questions.

Randy McMurchy randy at
Mon Aug 15 17:13:37 PDT 2005

rhubarbpie at wrote these words on 08/15/05 19:08 CST:

[from LFS-Support, please direct all replies to BLFS-Support]

> It was suggested this belongs in BLFS support.  I don't want to ignore 
> etiquette and I'll post there in the future.  However, as I've received 
> replies I'll continue this thread for now.

Continuing to post on LFS-Support *is* ignoring etiquette. I'm moving
the thread where it belongs.

> I increased volume and turned on everything but still no sound.  I 
> thought perhaps a reboot was necessary but that also produced no sound.  
> I brought up alsamixer again and was surprised to find that everything 
> was set to zero volume and muted again.

There were changes made to the dev.d handler that restores the settings.
I believe it did not work for me either, last time I booted using the
new dev.d handler.

Keep in mind, that all you have to do is a 'alsactl restore' to put the
settings back (provided they were saved).

> Any suggestions?  I see the sound card recognized upon booting.  I've 
> obviously made progress with everyone's help.

What does speaker-test when run as root do?

Please show the output from 'cat /proc/asound/devices' and
'cat /proc/asound/cards'.


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