Saturday, May 03, 2008

Your Little Friend Alsamixer

So I totally managed to screw up my kernel-modules (hint: trying to uninstall a running kernel package is never a good idea) so I ended up doing a new install of Hardy late last night. I only had server image so I used that. But no sound? So I ended up following the quite excellent SoundTroubleshooting wiki page and ran across the alsamixer command. I may have used it before. Not sure, but it helped me track down that the speaker was on mute. I'm still running into some weird GNOME (or GDM) startup issues when using XFCE or standing GNOME bootup.

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