restoring alsa settings

Cheryl Homiak chomiak at
Thu Jun 17 13:04:15 EDT 2004

I have alsa built into my 2.6.6 kernel. My problem is that I end up having 
to run "alsactl restore" every time I reboot and I'm not sure why. I don't 
have alsasound, which I think may be the script that took care of alsa 
settings, but i looked at the one in the alsa package and I am not sure I 
want to use that as it's calling modprobe, etc. and my alsa is built in. I 
could put it in /etc/profile, but then I think it would try restoring 
settings whenever there was a login and that could have unfortunate 
consequences if I had been modifying my settings and then did a login to a 
new console. Has anybody had this problem and if so, how did you fix it?
By the way, I don't have aumix on my system; for quite a while there was 
some kind of bug at least in debian that allowed aumix to wipe out your 
alsa settings; I remember that because there was a file I had to go in and 
fix every time an upgrade included aumix. I think that got fixed, but I 
don't have aumix anyway so that's not causing the problem.


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