[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#406738: alsa-utils: Running alsaconf stops sound card from working

Dru dru at treshna.com
Sat Jan 13 14:52:23 UTC 2007

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.13-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Running alsaconf stops my sound card from working. No errors appear for
playing sounds, nor are there any errors loading the modules for the
sound card. Alsaconf behaves as you would normally expect. But after
running it for the first time you can no longer output sound.
All sound based applications work fine, and continue to play music etc
though no sound is produced. Its like the sound is muted but volumes are
all fine when you check.

The only fix I could find for it was to do a purge on alsa-utils,
alsa-base, alsa-tools and then reinstall. After reinstalling all these
packages sound works perfectly fine again. Its only if you run alsaconf
does sound stop working. 

I have a Creative Labs SB Audigy. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_NZ, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  libasound2                1.0.13-1       ALSA library
ii  libc6                     2.3.6.ds1-8    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.5-5          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.13-3       base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.1-22         Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.3-pre3-1     tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  modutils             Linux module utilities
ii  pciutils                  1:2.2.4~pre4-1 Linux PCI Utilities
ii  python                    2.4.4-2        An interactive high-level object-o
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-9       Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                     1.0.13-3   ALSA driver configuration files

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