I have sound but don't have mixer. :-(
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
alsa: Mixer attach default error: No such device
I've installed all alsa related package (lib, utils, oss, driver) and ran
alsaconf 10 times and still got the same error.
Are you in the "audio" group? Did alsaconf finish correctly? Does alsamixer work as root?
I ran alsaconf and afterwards checked playing some video. I could listen to
audio OK so I assumed everything was OK. However, /etc/rc.d/alsa restart
: Saving ALSA Levels [BUSY] /usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1163: No soundcards found...
:: Restoring ALSA Levels [BUSY] /usr/sbin/alsactl: load_state:1236: No soundcards found...
I am using intel8x0 integrated sound card and never had problem with it.
Strange thing is that nvmixer, as well as aumix works.....
I read not long ago that /etc/modprobe.conf not should include the OSS compatibility modules as it might prevent the sound drivers from being loaded, have you disabled it?
I made sure there is only
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
in modprobe.conf and removed alsa-oss module. However, I still see the problem.
lsmod | grep snd shows:
snd_intel8x0 30620 0 snd_ac97_codec 95136 1 snd_intel8x0 snd_ac97_bus 2176 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm_oss 50848 0 snd_pcm 84100 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 22148 1 snd_pcm snd_page_alloc 8840 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss snd 49124 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_osssoundcore 8160 2 nvsound,snd
Is the soundcard enabled in BIOS? For some stupid reason, my BIOS keeps disabling the soundcard every time I do a soft reboot from linux (freebsd and windows work fine, not sure why), and then I get about the same problem as you.
there is no sound option in the bios. I guess that means it is automatic.
Same problem here. But its a m-audio delta audiophile 2496 ( Envy24 ) and a SB Audigy 4 ( runs with emu10k1 ). Both cards worked like a charm ( of course in different computers ;-) ), but after a new installation of archlinux ( yesterday evening ) its the same error as above.
I've reinstalled alsa, i compiled via abs but to no avail.
Use UNIX or die.
No possible solution? I can reproduce this on my sisters computer - new arch installation and soundblaster pci 4.1 ( ensonic chip ), at first it's all ok, later ( reboot ) the card renders off. alsa recognizes the chip, installs it but there is no mixer.
Use UNIX or die.
I've just had this exact same problem oli, so I'd be delighted to know if you found a solution.
I've got an SB Audigy 2 Value card. It worked fine before I powered off last night, but now it won't work, and I get exactly the same results/errors as you when I try the same things.
Anybody care to offer advice?
.oO Komodo Dave Oo.