Alsactl and FC4 bootup conflict
cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Feb 16 12:13:53 UTC 2006
On Thursday 16 February 2006 11:08, Chris Rouch wrote:
> On 2/16/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> > Yesterday I solved the problem of missing sound on this workstation and
> > stored the settings (Audigy 1 soundcard). I put 'alsactl restore'
> > into /etc/rc.d/rc.local. This morning when I booted up there was no
> > sound.
> > Running alsamixer showed that the settings had been restored. I ran
> > system-config-soundcard and found that I could only get white noise and a
> > faint sound - which was where I started from yesterday. Experimentation
> > quickly found that one setting, Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack, was
> > being switched on every time I ran the test sound. It must be off, for
> > sound to work properly.
> > I suspect that what is happening at boot-time is that alsactl is being
> > restored, but then Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack is being switched
> > back on when the start-up sound should occur. I don't know whether this
> > is a FC problem or a KDE one.
> You could confirm this by putting
> aplay /path/to/something.wav
> in /etc/rc.local and see if you hear anything before you login.
OK - I've added that, so we'll see what happens next time I boot.
I've just had to log out, and when I logged back in I did not hear the kde
startup sound, but the aplay command is still working, and I'm still hearing
> There's some funky stuff in /etc/modprobe.conf which tries to save the
> current state whenever the sound module is unloaded, so it could be
> that a broken state is being saved instead of a working one. I've
> removed this, as I prefer to restore to a "known good" state, rather
> than the last one I was using.
That's why I like to use 'alsactl restore'. I don't see anything odd in
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/attachments/20060216/a4a257b7/attachment-0002.bin
More information about the users