Absolutely no sound whatsoever after latest emerge update
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 09:47:27PM +0200, Tamer Higazi wrote
> why do you guys make it more complicated as it is?!
> Just write in the shell:
> rc-update add alsasound default
I *DO* have alsasound in my default. Since you obviously have not
read the URL I pointed to, here is a partial quote...
> I stopped esound (esd) and alsasound systems (this is under Gentoo).
> Upon restarting the alsasound system, the low level sound driver
> modules (snd_intel8x0m, snd_intel8x0, snd_ac97_codec, ac97_bus),
> perhaps others, got loaded and they were not loaded when the "unable
> to open slave" message was being generated. Subsequently mplayer
> was able to load and play audio tracks.
> So this message may be associated with hardware level drivers being
> unavailable for some reason.
The problem seems to be a dependancy on some resource that is not
available early on in the boot process. Re-starting the alsasound
daemon later on works around that problem.
Walter Dnes <email@example.com>