[PlanetCCRMA] problems reverting from edge: sound is gone

mp mp@aktivix.org
Thu Feb 9 02:58:01 2006

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On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 12:22 -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 13:37 +0000, mp wrote:
> > INTRO:
> > I had/have serious problems with sound, occurred after upgrading to
> > 2.6.x kernel/Alsa and has been increasing until suddenly recently it
> > meant that the machine started crashing. Original bug report filed here=
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3D139927
> >=20
> > More on that below, pasted from a comment in the above mentioned bug.
> >=20
> > ISSUE:
> > I tried the FC4 CCRMA kernel and it worked well - sound was better-,
> > which made me daring and I wanted to test Molnar's "edge" kernel. I
> > enabled the repository and did:
> >=20
> > apt-get install planetccrma-core-edge
> >=20
> >  - but that was no good and sound was completely dead. So I did:
> >=20
> > apt-get remove planetccrma-core-edge
> >=20
> > HOwever, the packaged that was installed as dependencies from the edge
> > repo to satisfy the edge kernel remain - only the actual kernel package
> > was removed - and the sounds is now dead in the "original" FC4 CCRMA
> > kernel too :(
> >=20
> >=20
> > Is there a way that I can revert back to the standard FC4 CCRMA kernel
> > via apt-get?=20
> Hmmm, it should not really be necessary as the original kernel remains,
> as you probably know.=20
> Maybe it is a setting in the mixer state that lingers. You could try
> erasing /etc/asound.state and redoing your mixer under the original FC4
> kernel.

This did half the job - and told me:

"No mixer config in /etc/asound.state, you have to unmute your card!
Setting default volumes...
Saving the mixer setup used for this in /etc/asound.state."

Then I did:

"alsaconf store"

and now my tunes are pumping :)

> > Is there a way that I can manually trace which packages
> > were updates/installed as part of the edge upgrade and then manually
> > remove tham and return to the state of affairs of the standard FC4 CCRM=
> > kernel??  Any help would be greatly appreciated - sound is essential fo=
> > my computer use
> You could reinstall the planetccrma-core-edge package and do a:
>    rpm -q --requires planetccrma-core-edge
> That will tell you what other packages and version the "edge" thingy
> requires.=20

This is clever, thanks for the tip, which makes a lot of sense and might
be useful for future reference!

Thanks a lot,

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