[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#500398: Bug#500398: alsa-base: no sound after upgrade until running alsaconf

Adrian Mariano radian at cox.net
Sat Jul 4 18:07:15 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 07:00:56PM +0100, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> * Adrian Mariano [081205 13:10 +0100]
> [...]
> > Upgrading iceweasel didn't help.  I think that the problem may be
> > caused by flash or some other plugin rather than the browser itself.
> > But once the problem is created, no sound works from the browser.  
> It seems to be a bug in the plugin you use. Could you please sent
> an URI of a "silent" video or sound, so I can verify your bug?
> And please cc to 500398 at bugs.debian.org as well. So your problem is
> documented and traceable.

Now that alsaconf has been removed from the distribution I cannot find
any way of getting sound to work with my ICH9 intel sound.  (I have
been using a sound card that does not exhibit this problem, but I
tried to go back to the intel sound to troubleshoot a problem with the
sound and I find it impossible to go back due to the lack of

adrian> aplay -c 1 clip1.wav
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1008:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
aplay: main:608: audio open error: No such file or directory

adrian> aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 1: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC883 Digital [ALC883 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Note that some of the later messages in this bug report are about a
different problem, sound stuttering and failure with flash sound.
This problem persists with the new sound card and is a separate

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