Alsa problems after FC4->FC5 upgrade

Neil Bird neil at
Fri Apr 21 08:07:00 UTC 2006

   I'm struggling to understand what my alsa configuration /ought/ to be;  I 
had grief making sound work after my FC5 upgrade and am now in a position 
where things have to be configured slightly different for each user in order 
to work.  I know I may have to mode this to the alsa list.

   After the upgrade I had to create a load of links in /usr/share/alsa to 
/etc/alsa where my alsa config. files appeared to be, and I'm now uncertain 
where they /ought/ to be, and why, if the location's formally moved, I'm the 
only one suffering this.

   Now sound seems to work, but while xmms (e.g.) works fine for me, for 
anyone else logged in the 'default' output needs to be changed to 'hw:0,0' 
otherwise I get odd IPC failure messages (in fact, I got those myself the 
first time, but they went for my login after a reboot).

   I haven't really made any customisations to my alsa config., except that I 
did install it initially (from FreshRPMs or ATrpms) way back when before it 
was formally included, which may be the origin of some issues.

   Anyone know the deal about /etc/alsa vs. /usr/share/alsa, or how I might 
reset the config. back to some sort of default?

[neil at fnx ~]# rm -f .signature
[neil at fnx ~]# ls -l .signature
ls: .signature: No such file or directory
[neil at fnx ~]# exit

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