[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#312577: libasound2: 1.0.11-5, 1.0.11-6 Broken, disables alsa

Francesco Benvenuto fb at blameit.net
Mon May 29 18:35:31 UTC 2006

Package: libasound2
Version: 1.0.11-6
Followup-For: Bug #312577

I can confirm that the bug does indeed occur with my Realtek AC'97 soundcard
(intel8x0 driver).

The error message at boot is probably caused by the "alsactl" command
in /etc/init.d/alsa-utils, it consists of two lines repeated multiple
times, the first one is:

ALSA lib control.c:817:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0

the second line is a complaint about being unable to access the mixer device,
which I did not manage to write down before working around the problem.

All subsequent attempts to use ALSA fail with messages mostly complaining
about not being able to access the pcm device.  Indeed the /dev/dsp0
device is not available, even if the OSS emulation layer still works.

I adopted the same workaround that was reported before, by downgrading
to version 1.0.11-3 and pinpointing it in my apt preferences.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (750, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.utf8)

Versions of packages libasound2 depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-9    GNU C Library: Shared libraries

libasound2 recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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