[PlanetCCRMA] Chasing my tail with ALSA

Michael mikes@tbc.net
Thu Feb 12 18:16:01 2004

Hey all....
Long day on the computer, because I (somehow, and don't ask me how...) 
 got ALSA out of configuration... let me give you the gory details:

When my linux machine boots, I see: "Alsa driver already running", but 
login on a silent desktop... no sounds at all for startup
If I run alsaconf, I configure the sound (Soundblaster PCI512), and then 
I can hear sounds.
If I start jack, jack says on start up that I'm using a software plug, 
rather than hardware, but at this point, I seem to be able to use other 
jack-dependent apps, like Ardour.

Alsa Patchbay shows only my EMU10k1 sound card, and earlier today, it 
actually showed my Midispaort 8x8/s (but that was way early this 
morning...) now it shows only the PCI512 soundcard.
Patchbay also says it could not connect to LADCCA

When I reboot, I get my exit sound, and the machine reboots, then I 
loose my sound, and have to reconfigure everything again :-( (chasing my 
tail, if you will...)

I'm sure this is probably a simple fix, but if I had to guess, I think 
either [1] my drivers aren't loading for my soundcard on bootup, or [2] 
the drivers are being overrun with other drivers on bootup.

Any help appreciated,

Output from jack when it doesn't work (prior to resetting the machine 
with alsaconf):
19:43:11.779 Statistics reset.
19:43:11.818 JACK is starting...
19:43:11.819 jackstart -R -t500 -dalsa -ddefault -r44100 -p1024 -n2 -m
19:43:11.852 JACK was started with PID=1660 (0x67c).
back from read, ret = 1 errno == Success
jackd 0.94.0
Copyright 2001-2003 Paul Davis and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
loading driver ..
apparent rate = 44100
creating alsa driver ... 
ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1055:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed: 
No such device
jackstart: pcm.c:687: snd_pcm_nonblock: Assertion `pcm' failed.
19:43:12.176 JACK was stopped successfully.
19:43:12.179 MIDI connection graph change.
JACK compiled with System V SHM support
19:43:12.265 MIDI connection change.
19:43:12.281 MIDI connection graph change.
19:43:14.277 Could not connect to JACK server as client.