Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Hello,
I had no sound on my spekers, so I checked alsamixer and all levels where zero. I ajusted them and all was fine. - Until the next reboot. - After reboot every fader is down to zero again.
Any idea?
:?:

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Hi

From the command line use the alsactl command to save the alsamixer state. On my ('buntu based) system you need to be root so I use:

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sudo alsactl store

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I have tried that. But doesn't work :(
But now I have other problems with my computer. (Hardware) I have to work on this later.

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Try storing the alsamixer configuration to a file in your home directory, without sudo. So, after fixing alsamixer, do a:

alsactl store -f ~/my_asound.state (name the file as you wish)

Restart the computer and try:

alsactl restore -f ~/my_asound.state

If this works, make the last command execute automatically at login.

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Hi Pablo,

sorry for the delay - i had other problems (graphics-card)

Your sugestion works brilliant, if I do it maualy. But as put

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 restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
in a script and included it in System Settings -> Autostart my system hangs on reoot.
I'm on Kubuntu 12.04 with KXStudio.

Any sugestions?
:?: :?: :?:

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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 restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
Any sugestions?
You mean

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alsactl restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
Maybe, make it wait a bit?

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sleep 10 && alsactl restore -f ~/.config/asound.state

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Sorry,
sure I meant

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alsactl restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
(wrong copy and paste).
My question is, in which file I should write that command?

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My question is, in which file I should write that command?
I am sorry, I don't use KDE. Maybe, search the internet for "KDE autostart".

Cheers! Pablo

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Ok I put the skript in the .kde/Autostart folder. But them my system hangs on reboot. The skcipt looks like this:

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#!/bin/bash

# restore alsamixe settings
sleep 10 && alsactl restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
:?:

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Scary Hallo wrote:Ok I put the skript in the .kde/Autostart folder. But them my system hangs on reboot. The skcipt looks like this:

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#!/bin/bash

# restore alsamixe settings
sleep 10 && alsactl restore -f ~/.config/asound.state
:?:
Just a thought. Have you tried running this from a terminal to see if it throws up any error messages?

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Re: Alsamixer - All levels to zero after reboot

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Okay......
It was my fault. The script was not set to be executable.
Now it's working.

:)

Thanks Pablo
Thanks English Guy

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