[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#526872: error messages during boot init.d/alsa-utils on PowerPC

Rick Thomas rbthomas at macswell.rcthomas.org
Mon May 4 06:44:11 UTC 2009

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.19-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

The hardware is an "Apple PowerMac G4 Silver"/"PowerMac3,4" 533 MHz with 1.5 GB RAM.

When the boot process tries to run init.d/alsa-utils it gets several repetitions of the following error messages:

Invalid card number.
Usage: amixer <options> [command]
Available options:
  -h,--help       this help
  -c,--card N     select the card
  -D,--device N   select the device, default 'default'
  -d,--debug      debug mode
  -n,--nocheck    do not perform range checking
  -v,--version    print version of this program
  -q,--quiet      be quiet
  -i,--inactive   show also inactive controls
  -a,--abstract L select abstraction level (none or basic)
  -s,--stdin      Read and execute commands from stdin sequentially
Available commands:
  scontrols       show all mixer simple controls
  scontents	  show contents of all mixer simple controls (default command)
  sset sID P      set contents for one mixer simple control
  sget sID        get contents for one mixer simple control
  controls        show all controls for given card
  contents        show contents of all controls for given card
  cset cID P      set control contents for one control
  cget cID        get control contents for one control

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  libasound2                1.0.19-1       shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                     2.9-4          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090404-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.19.dfsg-3  base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.2-22         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.7-pre9-1     tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-11.3    Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                  1.0.19.dfsg-3 ALSA driver configuration files
ii  pciutils                   1:3.1.2-3     Linux PCI Utilities

alsa-utils suggests no packages.

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