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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Dead Sound Card

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:51:22 +0200
Am Dienstag, 8. April 2014 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> I have a client whose sound has suddenly died, after running well 
> since the system was installed.  (Six months??  A bit more?)  The 
> obvious explanations are user error (clicked something without 
> realising) or dead hardware.
> She is running Debian Wheezy with TDE on an oldish Dell 
> laptop.  Since I haven't got the laptop here, I haven't got its 
> specs.  I cannot have the laptop to work on for the moment, since she 
> is using it a lot for now.
> All suggestions or explanations welcomed,
> Lisi

I remember a problem with kmixer and alsa that sounds like it. Symtom was, that kmixer did modify "maste" but "pcm"was 0%, thus no sound. The workaround was setting "pcm" to 100% (or what ever is suitable) using alsamixer from console. Sometimes doing this once solved the problem, sometimes I had to put amixer <someparameter> in rc.local. 

An other one were the "enable"-switches. kmixer did not set the pcm on option. Doing that once in alsamixer solved the issue.


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