[PlanetCCRMA] No /etc/asound.state

Dominic Chambers dominic.chambers@bigfoot.com
Sat Dec 21 20:37:00 2002

Hello, Planet!

I am having trouble installing the ALSA drivers, and am informed "No
mixer config in /etc/asound.state, you have to unmute your card!" after
running alsaconf. I tried creating the modules.conf file manually using
the template you provide, and it does the same thing.

It all seemed to boil down to the fact that I do not have an
"/etc/asound.state" file on my machine. I had a look on the web for one
and couldn't find one, but everyone says to use 'alsaconf store' to
create one automatically. Unfortunately this does not work for me.

This is what it looks like from my console:

[root@gateway root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start
Starting sound driver snd-ice1712                          [  OK  ]
Starting sequencer driver snd-seq-midi                     [  OK  ]
No mixer config in /etc/asound.state, you have to unmute your card!
[root@gateway root]# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or
[root@gateway root]# alsactl store
alsactl: save_state:1050: No soundcards found...
[root@gateway root]# amixer
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory

If you could keep your answer as low-tech as possible I would be
grateful since I am a Linux idiot. Oh my! Before I found planet.ccrma I
was about ready to give up when I saw what I had to do; the Synaptic
installer is definitely at about my level.

Thanks, Dominic.

Dominic Chambers <dominic.chambers@bigfoot.com>