Thursday, June 21, 2007

alsa problems

I have noticed that sound goes silent sometimes. i dont know why
i have been
redoing alsaconf and alsactl store
and speaker-test

what is wrong?

i noticed on debian-user

> Sound works OK from a variety of applications, including alsaplayer,
> realplayer, and mplayer. However, when any application changes a mixer
> setting, sound goes silent until alsa is force-reloaded. Any thoughts?
> joehill:/var/log# lsmod

I have the same motherboard and i was facing same problem. after
searching through google and various linux-related site, I found two
steps to solve this problem.

NOTE: install alsa-oss, alsa-utils packages
1. edit: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Add the following line at the end of the file,
"options snd-hda-intel position-fix=1 model=3stack" (withour

After step 1, force-restart alsa module and see if it works or not.

2. edit: /boot/grub/menu.lst
add "noapic" option at the end of the kernel options.
reboot the machine. everything should work fine.

Thank you! This worked fine. There was no need for step 2 -- just the
above fixed the problem.


now i dont have that mother board
but what is reloading alsa
/etc/init.d/alsa force-reload
i will try that next time.

No comments: