[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#635694: alsa-base: alsa bug 0005418: snd-hda-intel: alsa force-reload required to avoid Dummy output

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Thu Jul 28 18:11:58 UTC 2011

* r.ductor [110728 11:29 +0200]:

> Package: alsa-base
> Version: 1.0.23+dfsg-4
> Severity: important
> After my last 2 full-upgrade to kernel 2.6.39-2-amd64 (2011-07-26 and 2011-07-28) no sound.
> I notice that kmix shows Dummy output.
> If I do alsa force-reload sound works (and Kmix mentions Internal Audio Analog Stereo).
> Please have a look at my bug report at alsa for more details:
> https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/view.php?id=5418

Hmm, I noticed that pulseaudio was blocking a sound device. Is there
any reason to use pulse audio for you? If yes, try pavucontrol.
It is a mixer for pulse where you can control devives as well.

Package: pavucontrol
Version: 0.9.9-1
Installed-Size: 972
Maintainer: CJ van den Berg <cj at vdbonline.com>
Architecture: powerpc
Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libcairomm-1.0-1 (>= 1.6.4), libcanberra-gtk0 (>= 0.16), libcanberra0 (>= 0.16), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.6.1), libglademm-2.4-1c2a (>= 2.6.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libglibmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 2.19.8), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 1:2.16.0), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpangomm-1.4-1 (>= 2.24.0), libpulse-mainloop-glib0, libpulse0 (>= 0.9.16), libsigc++-2.0-0c2a (>= 2.0.2), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), libxml2 (>= 2.6.27)
Description: PulseAudio Volume Control
 PulseAudio, previously known as Polypaudio, is a sound server for POSIX and
 WIN32 systems. It is a drop in replacement for the ESD sound server with
 much better latency, mixing/re-sampling quality and overall architecture.
 PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is a simple GTK+ based volume
 control tool (mixer) for the PulseAudio sound server. In contrast to
 classic mixer tools this one allows you to control both the volume of
 hardware devices and of each playback stream separately. It also allows
 you to redirect a playback stream to another output device without
 interrupting playback.
Homepage: http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/pavucontrol/
Tag: interface::x11, qa::old-rc-bugs, role::program, scope::utility, sound::mixer, uitoolkit::gtk
Section: sound
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/p/pavucontrol/pavucontrol_0.9.9-1_powerpc.deb
Size: 133006
MD5sum: 964ca54b596491d1b10016faf005b6aa
SHA1: bb58dd9f47361ed809c32dab41f8bed05ba742cd
SHA256: 9d7a694576e8351dc7f0561155f5075bd32561f8e46f24bd46a4fb8190dc6b86


   what IMHO then?
   IMHO - Inhalation of a Multi-leafed Herbal Opiate ;)
                 --posting from alex in debian-user--

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