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 18.104.22.168 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. nik -- Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA.