[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#537363: alsa-utils: applications can no longer open audio device

Andy Kelley superjoe30 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 13:42:22 UTC 2009

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.20-2
Severity: important

As of the latest squeeze upgrade, every alsa application fails with:

andy at debian:~/sound$ play Monkeys.wav 
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1008:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
play formats: can't open output file `default': cannot open audio device

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 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                1.0.20-2       shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                     2.9-12         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090523-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.20+dfsg-1  base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.2-22         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.9-2          tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  whiptail                  0.52.10-4      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                  1.0.20+dfsg-1 ALSA driver configuration files
ii  pciutils                   1:3.1.2-5     Linux PCI Utilities

alsa-utils suggests no packages.

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