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Alsa not working on Debian

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I got a new hard drive and installed Debian. A few minutes ago I installed the 2.6 kernel and got the nvidia drivers working again. Yay! But Alsa still isn't working (yeah, it wasn't working in 2.4... I thought upgrading the kernel might help). OSS works fine. When I try to run alsamixer I get this: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device When I try to play something in XMMS with the Alsa output plugin I get that "couldn't open sound" dialog box.

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Oh. Duh. *slaps forehead* alsamixer comes with alsa-utils, which depends on alsa-base.

Sorry.

Okay... the run down...

1: Is your user in the 'audio' group?
2: dmesg show that the card was found by alsa?

I'm using 'udev' so I'm not exactly sure what your /dev should have in it...

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Original post by BradDaBug
Fixed it. The OSS driver was loading so the ALSA driver apparently couldn't. I added "skip i810_audio" to my /etc/discover.conf file and rebooted. Working great!
hmm. *mental note*

I've never seen that happen before. I'll have to remember that.

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