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Puppy does not boot with soundcard config saved before?
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Broadway

Joined: 08 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar 2008, 10:29    Post_subject:  Puppy does not boot with soundcard config saved before?  

Hello,
I'm running Puppy 3.01. My notebook has an on-board soundchip, but I prefer my external USB-soundcard. After the frugal installation of puppy the on-board soubdchip was configured by default. So I used ALSAconfig to set up my external USB-soundcard. Having done this successfully I checked the etc/modprobe.conf . The final and relevant lines are as follows.

# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.8 ---
alias snd-card-0 snd-usb-audio
alias sound-slot-0 snd-usb-audio
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---

Having saved the settings in the pup_save-301.2fx I did a reboot:
But Puppy does not configure my USB-soundcard but the on-board soundchip. Astonished by this I checked the etc/modeprobe.conf again.
Here are the final and relevant lines:

# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.8 ---
alias sound-slot-0 snd-usb-audio
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
alias sound-slot-0 snd-via82xx

What am I doing wrong? Why doesn't Puppy configure my USB-soundcard when booting? What can I do to use my USB-soundcard by default?
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Broadway

Joined: 08 Mar 2008
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Sun 13 Apr 2008, 14:55    Post_subject:  

This is what I found out so far:

Both drivers (onboard-soundchip and usb-soundcard) are loaded correctly.

By default the onboard-soundchip is set as soundcard "0" and the usb-soundcard is set as soundcard "1".
(I discovered this by typing "alsamixer" and "alsamixer -c 1").

By using ALSACONF I am able to set the usb-soundcard as default but only for the session that is running.

After the next boot the onboard-soundchip is back as default.

So in each session I have to run ALSACONF to use my usb-soundcard.

Is there any way to modify ALSA's config files so that my usb-soundcard will be set as default automatically?

(BTW there is no way to disable the onboard-soundchip via BIOS.)
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battleshooter


Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 1075
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun 2008, 20:40    Post_subject: Help!  

I have the same problem as Broadway. I setup ALSA sound every time I boot up, but after I restart the sound doesn't work. The driver it uses is es18xx. I'm not using the soundcard that is intergrated in the motherboard, but a separate sound card.

Could someone please tell me how to fix this problem, thanks!
If any extra info is needed, please let me know.

Puppy 2.17
800mhz
Can't remember how much RAM I've got
Puppy working on a 5gb partition off live CD
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battleshooter


Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 1075
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2008, 05:49    Post_subject:  

Hi!

Is anyone going to have a look at this problem?

Thanks in advance!
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exProphecy


Joined: 05 Nov 2007
Posts: 333
Location: Bay Area, California

PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul 2008, 07:16    Post_subject:  

Yes I have this same problem.
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