[PlanetCCRMA] No sound today

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Aug 20 16:36:02 2003

> Since logging out and logging in again, I can't get anything involving
> sound to work. Nothing can seem to find the right sound device.

What are the specific error messages? Which applications?

> Alsaplayer doesn't even start up. Qamix seems to show the right
> settings.
> Is there something that I have to invoke every time that I log in? Can I
> get this to happen automatically?

To see if the alsa driver has started:
  ls -l /proc/asound
If nothing is there make sure that alsa is configured to automatically
start on boot:
  /sbin/chkconfig --list alsasound
If it is off then:
  /sbin/chkconfig --add alsasound
and it will start on the next boot. 

Make sure that no audio applications are running. If you use KDE make
sure that the sound server is not running, same if you use Gnome (for
Gnome go to the "Preferences" menu, then "Sound" and make sure to
disable the sound server startup check box) . 

-- Fernando