[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#523091: Bug#526872: error messages during boot init.d/alsa-utils on PowerPC

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Mon May 4 17:57:12 UTC 2009

severity normal
merge 526872 523091

* Rick Thomas [090504 02:44 -0400]
> 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]

This often happens when one manipulates the audiosettings and kmix
settings in kde(3|4). When you're using kde try to reset all
audiosettings via kcontrol or systemsettings to the default and play
around with the chanel levels in kmixer. Then reboot and check
again. At the moment I can't reproduce it regulary so I didn't found
a receipt. If you find one, please let us know ;)

Thanks for cooperation


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