[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#451244: alsa-utils: init script should call alsactl restore with -F option

Frans Pop elendil at planet.nl
Wed Nov 14 12:46:58 UTC 2007

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.15-1
Severity: minor

In response to a kernel bug report where I mentioned that I got some
errors on boot when switching from a 2.6.23 to a 2.6.24-rc kernel, an
upstream alsa developer indicated that those errors could be avoided by
using the -F option in the init scripts.
The errors were because of changes in the available controls.

Please consider adding that option in /etc/init.d/alsa-utils:
-	if MSG="$(alsactl restore $CARD 2>&1 >/dev/null)" && [ ! "$MSG"	] ; then
+	if MSG="$(alsactl -F restore $CARD 2>&1 >/dev/null)" && [ ! "$MSG"	] ; then

For details, please see:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-rc2 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  libasound2                1.0.15-1       ALSA library
ii  libc6                     2.6.1-6        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.6+20071013-1 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.15-2       base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.1-24         Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.3-pre11-4    tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  pciutils                  1:2.2.4-1.1    Linux PCI Utilities
ii  python-minimal            2.4.4-6        A minimal subset of the Python lan
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-11.1    Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                     1.0.15-2   ALSA driver configuration files
ii  udev                          0.114-2    /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

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