[arch-general] ALSA problems with linux-3.1

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 2 06:08:36 EDT 2011

Am 02.11.2011 11:00, schrieb Nyuszika7H:
> I upgraded to linux-3.1-2 from [testing] a few days ago (x86_64), and I had
> problems with ALSA. Sound was broken - KMixer treated Headphone as master,
> and alsamixer has changed, too. I tried everything but I couldn't get sound
> to work. Did anyone else have this or a similiar issue? 

It happens a lot with alsa that mixer controls change.

For many ALSA drivers, there are workarounds for such detection
failures. Google them.

> I can't test it
> unfortunately, as I would have to reboot even to load a new kernel module
> after upgrading because of changed paths.

If you do not plan to reboot, do not update the kernel.

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