[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#507734: [alsa-base] No sound after (re)boot with snd-via82xx

Mikael Petersson mikael.peters at telia.com
Wed Dec 3 23:55:06 UTC 2008

Package: alsa-base Version: 1.0.17.dfsg-4 Severity: important


I have problems getting sound from my Via card using the snd-via82xx
module. The module doesn't seem to be automatically loaded during boot.

After running alsaconf everything works like a charm, but only as long
as I don't reboot. After reboot I have to run alsaconf again to have
working sound. 

This problem began a few weeks ago. Until then everything worked as it
should. Unfortunately, I don't know the real source of the problem. It
may be alsa-base, udev, the kernel (I use a Debian stock kernel) or
whatever. Please feel free to redirect this bug report to the correct
package if this is no alsa-base bug!


Mikael Petersson, Sweden

Detailed bug info

Error messages from speaker-test after reboot and before running
alsaconf ("Filen eller katalogen finns inte" is swedish for "The file
or directory does not exist"):
ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
ALSA lib conf.c:3985:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
ALSA lib pcm.c:2144:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default

Some text emitted during alsaconf execution:
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).

After running alsaconf, speaker-test generates pink noise, just as it

alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
options snd-via82xx index=0

Kernel modules not loaded before alsaconf, but loaded after alsaconf
(from lsmod):
snd_via82xx            20664  0 
gameport               10700  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         88484  1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus                1728  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                62596  2 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         6368  1 snd_via82xx
snd_seq_midi            5728  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      6432  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi            18496  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                41456  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              17800  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          6380  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    45604  8 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore               6368  1 snd

Output of (lspci && lspci -n) | sort:
00:00.0 0600: 1106:3116
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8375 [KM266/KL266] Host Bridge
00:01.0 0604: 1106:b091
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
00:0a.0 0780: 14f1:2f00 (rev 01)
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
00:0b.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:10.0 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 80)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 0c03: 1106:3104 (rev 82)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 0601: 1106:3177
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 06)
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 0401: 1106:3059 (rev 50)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
01:00.0 0300: 5333:8d04
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]

--- System information. ---
Architecture: i386
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.26-1-686

Debian Release: lenny/sid
  500 unstable        www.debian-multimedia.org 
  500 unstable        ftp.se.debian.org 

--- Package information. ---
Depends                (Version) | Installed
lsof                   (>= 4.64) | 4.78.dfsg.1-4
module-init-tools     (>= 3.2.1) | 3.4-1
linux-sound-base                 | 1.0.17.dfsg-4

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