[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#220882: Alsactl Hangs

Scott Seager Scott Seager <scooter@segv.ca>, 220882@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:29:18 -0500 (EST)

I happened to encounter this same problem a few days ago. I finally got
around to compiling up debug versions of libalsa and alsactl, and found
that my problem was garbage in my /etc/asound.state.

parse_defs() (found in the alsa libs source in conf.c) would loop
infinitely because the exit condition was never met.

My machine has alsa-base, alsa-headers, and alsa-source at version
1.0.2c-3, and alsa-utils is at 1.0.2-1.

It's tough to know if this is the same problem, but if it turns up again,
maybe this information will help.