[PlanetCCRMA] How do I restart Alsa without rebooting???

Mark Knecht markknecht@attbi.com
Tue Jan 14 19:53:01 2003

   My system has recently gotten much worse about having Alsa come up
running on my HDSP card on a cold boot. This is still apparently related
to my use of a USB MidiMan 2x2. If the 2x2 is not plugged in, then Alsa
starts up fine on the HDSP. IF the 2x2 is plugged in, then I get error
messages about the Hammerfall not being able to allocate memory. A warm
boot always seems to solve this problem. On the second boot the
Hammerfall gets memory and everything is fine from then on.

   My question is, how to I do the equivalent of a warm boot without
actually doing the reboot? I've tried 

service alsasound restart

but that doesn't seem to solve the problem. When the Hammerfall hasn't
gotten memory I see only a stop and start OK message. When the
Hammerfall was allocated memory I see four messages and the restart
seems to allow Jack to run. Anyway, when the system is in a bad state
this restart doesn't work.

(And I'm not supposed to have to reboot Linux anyway!!!) ;-)

What commands would get memory allocated and Alsa started correctly for
both devices?