[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#234233: alsa-source: possibility for alsactl restore to fail after modules upgrade => more help for user

Ryan Underwood Ryan Underwood <nemesis@dbz.icequake.net>, 234233@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 22 Feb 2004 11:51:55 -0600

Package: alsa-source
Version: 1.0.2c-3
Severity: minor

It is possible after modules upgrade that some of the names for controls
or their slots have been swapped around.  In that case, alsactl restore
fails.  alsa init script, only gives the following:
# /etc/init.d/alsa start
Starting ALSA (version 1.0.2c): ALSA appears to be compiled statically.
Restoring ALSA mixer settings ... failed

which is not informative.  We should either suggest to the user to run
alsactl restore himself to find out what went wrong, and/or to remove
/etc/asound.state because some configuration state is incompatible with
the new version of his driver and must be reset.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.23
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages alsa-source depends on:
ii  bzip2                        1.0.2-1     A high-quality block-sorting file 
ii  debconf                      1.4.11      Debian configuration management sy
ii  debconf-utils                1.4.11      debconf utilities
ii  debhelper                    4.2.3       helper programs for debian/rules
ii  gcc [c-compiler]             4:3.3.2-3   The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-2.95 [c-compiler]        1:2.95.4-19 The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-3.2 [c-compiler]         1:3.2.3-9   The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-3.3 [c-compiler]         1:3.3.3-1   The GNU C compiler
ii  make                         3.80-5      The GNU version of the "make" util

-- debconf information:
* alsa-source/cards_to_be_built: au8830 , cs46xx (PCI: Cirrus Logic (Sound Fusion) CS4280/CS461x/CS462x/CS463x), mpu401 (ISA: Generic MPU-401 UART), virmidi (Virtual MIDI soundcard), opl3sa2 (ISA: Yamaha OPL3-SA2/SA3), serialmidi (Generic serial MIDI), serial-u16550 (ISA: UART16550 - MIDI only), sb8 (ISA: Sound Blaster 1.0/2.0/Pro), sb16 (ISA: Sound Blaster 16), cmipci (PCI: C-Media 8738 or 8338), fm801 (PCI: ForteMedia FM801), trident (PCI: Trident 4D-Wave DX/NX; SiS 7018), ymfpci (PCI: Yamaha YMF724/740/744/754)
* alsa-source/debug: true
* alsa-source/has_pnp: true