[PlanetCCRMA] alsa error message: playback device 'modem:1': Invalid argument

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Jan 26 15:25:59 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 16:42 -0600, Tom Poe wrote:
>  slmodemd: error: mixer setup: attach hw:1 error: No such device
> Jan 26 16:27:15 localhost slmodemd: error: alsa setup: cannot open 
> playback device 'modem:1': Invalid argument
> Jan 26 16:27:15 localhost slmodemd: error: cannot setup device `modem:1'
> This occurs when I boot up.  Not sure where I troubleshoot.  Any help 
> appreciated.
> Dell Optiplex GX260 computer purchased from university recycle shop.

See what you get from 
  cat /proc/asound/cards
  cat /proc/asound/devices

It looks like your second card is the modem and something is trying to
perhaps open it during the startup process?

-- Fernando