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Old 10-03-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Default Re (4): names for sound devices

From: lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:59:05 +0200
> If you don't do that, what the default
> device (i. e. card 0) is seems to depend on in which order the
> corresponding modules are loaded during booting. This order is not
> fixed.

OK, yes; that is why I say that everything up to "Note by mschiff"
is obsolete and misleading. But if mschiff's instructions
are correct, they offer a solution to the arbitrary-renumbering-problem.

> Looking at the faq, ...

In FAQ026 "Note by mschiff" is about half way down the page.

> Hm, I'm just seeing that one of my sound cards isn't listed in
> alsamixer. The module for the invisible card is loaded, so why doesn't
> the card show up?

Another confirmation that one or more non-trivial problems remains
with sound.

Regards, ... Peter E.


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Old 10-04-2012, 01:48 AM
lee
 
Default Re (4): names for sound devices

peasthope@shaw.ca writes:

> From: lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de>
> Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:59:05 +0200
>> If you don't do that, what the default
>> device (i. e. card 0) is seems to depend on in which order the
>> corresponding modules are loaded during booting. This order is not
>> fixed.
>
> OK, yes; that is why I say that everything up to "Note by mschiff"
> is obsolete and misleading. But if mschiff's instructions
> are correct, they offer a solution to the arbitrary-renumbering-problem.

Still readers might want to know that they can use numbers instead of
names. At least some information about the possibility needs to be
there to make the note understandable.

>> Looking at the faq, ...
>
> In FAQ026 "Note by mschiff" is about half way down the page.
>
>> Hm, I'm just seeing that one of my sound cards isn't listed in
>> alsamixer. The module for the invisible card is loaded, so why doesn't
>> the card show up?
>
> Another confirmation that one or more non-trivial problems remains
> with sound.

Alsa sucks. It's ridiculously difficult and more or less impossible to
configure and to figure out why things don't work.

If the invisible card doesn't show up anymore, I'll have to get another
one if I have another free slot. Before I do that, I better wait and
see if the card which is still working keeps working ...


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