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I recently just got my sound card to work with my system Squeeze 6.0.5 as i had to install alsa 1.0.24 for the required drivers. Everything was working beautifully last ...
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    Suddenly i am without sound on my system


    I recently just got my sound card to work with my system Squeeze 6.0.5 as i had to install alsa 1.0.24 for the required drivers. Everything was working beautifully last night however i turn my system on today and no sound works at my system recognizes my soundcard however it says i have alsa 1.0.23 installed ( the version before my Xonar DS was added) I checked Alsamixer and everything was turned on, i checked gnome mixer and everything was turned on and both mixers show my sound card as default . Nothing is muted and the speakers physically are turned on as well (just covering all bases) however nothing. Can anyone give me leads on where i should look i was wondering around google trying to figure out what i should do to fix it and i became aimlessly searching to no avail

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    Maybe look in /var/lib/alsa/asound.state (if there is one there) and see what it says there.

    Code:
    cat /var/lib/alsa/asound.state
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    /var/lib/alsa/asound.state is populated but i am not sure what it all means

    Code:
    state.Generic {
    	control.1 {
    		comment.access read
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Con Mask'
    		value '0fff000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.2 {
    		comment.access read
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Pro Mask'
    		value '0f00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.3 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Default'
    		value '0482000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.4 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
    		value true
    	}
    }
    state.H3100 {
    	control.1 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Mic Capture Switch'
    		value true
    	}
    	control.2 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 1
    		comment.range '0 - 7680'
    		comment.dbmin 200
    		comment.dbmax 3200
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Mic Capture Volume'
    		value 5252
    	}
    }
    state.SAA7134 {
    	control.1 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 2
    		comment.range '0 - 20'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Video Volume'
    		value.0 0
    		value.1 0
    	}
    	control.2 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 2
    		comment.range '0 - 20'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Line Volume'
    		index 1
    		value.0 0
    		value.1 0
    	}
    	control.3 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 2
    		comment.range '0 - 20'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Line Volume'
    		index 2
    		value.0 0
    		value.1 0
    	}
    	control.4 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 2
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Video Capture Switch'
    		value.0 false
    		value.1 false
    	}
    	control.5 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 2
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Line Capture Switch'
    		index 1
    		value.0 true
    		value.1 true
    	}
    	control.6 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 2
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Line Capture Switch'
    		index 2
    		value.0 false
    		value.1 false
    	}
    }
    state.DS {
    	control.1 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 8
    		comment.range '135 - 255'
    		comment.dbmin -6000
    		comment.dbmax 0
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Master Playback Volume'
    		value.0 255
    		value.1 255
    		value.2 255
    		value.3 255
    		value.4 255
    		value.5 255
    		value.6 255
    		value.7 255
    	}
    	control.2 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Master Playback Switch'
    		value true
    	}
    	control.3 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type ENUMERATED
    		comment.count 1
    		comment.item.0 Front
    		comment.item.1 Front+Surround
    		comment.item.2 Front+Surround+Back
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Stereo Upmixing'
    		value Front+Surround
    	}
    	control.4 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
    		value false
    	}
    	control.5 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface PCM
    		device 1
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Default'
    		value '0482000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.6 {
    		comment.access read
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface PCM
    		device 1
    		name 'IEC958 Playback Con Mask'
    		value '3eff000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.7 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type IEC958
    		comment.count 1
    		iface PCM
    		device 1
    		name 'IEC958 Playback PCM Stream'
    		value '0482000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    	}
    	control.8 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Analog Input Monitor Playback Switch'
    		value false
    	}
    	control.9 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 1
    		comment.range '0 - 1'
    		comment.dbmin -1000
    		comment.dbmax 0
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Analog Input Monitor Playback Volume'
    		value 1
    	}
    	control.10 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 2
    		comment.range '61 - 127'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Headphone Playback Volume'
    		value.0 108
    		value.1 108
    	}
    	control.11 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Headphone Playback Switch'
    		value true
    	}
    	control.12 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type INTEGER
    		comment.count 2
    		comment.range '165 - 255'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Input Capture Volume'
    		value.0 165
    		value.1 165
    	}
    	control.13 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Line Capture Switch'
    		value false
    	}
    	control.14 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Mic Capture Switch'
    		value false
    	}
    	control.15 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name Aux
    		value false
    	}
    	control.16 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type ENUMERATED
    		comment.count 1
    		comment.item.0 None
    		comment.item.1 'High-pass Filter'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'ADC Filter Capture Enum'
    		value 'High-pass Filter'
    	}
    	control.17 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type ENUMERATED
    		comment.count 1
    		comment.item.0 None
    		comment.item.1 'Peak Limiter'
    		comment.item.2 'Automatic Level Control'
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Level Control Capture Enum'
    		value None
    	}
    	control.29 {
    		comment.access 'read write'
    		comment.type BOOLEAN
    		comment.count 1
    		iface MIXER
    		name 'Noise Gate Capture Switch'
    		value false
    	}
    }

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    Have you added your user name to the audio group yet in Debian?

    SoundFAQ - Debian Wiki

    Since it worked before. You might have to do this

    Code:
    su adduser <your_user_name> audio
    As root . The su command before adduser gives you root permission to add your user name to the audio group. I have a feeling that is all you need to do to get sound working again.

    You need to log out of the user account and log back in to see the effect of the above command
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    I had not thought of that but unfortunately that is not the problem as i tried your suggestion i got an error message saying i was already a member of the audio group
    . I just do not know what to.

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    Ok. Just to humor me. Open alsamixer again in terminal. Hit F5 for all mixers. Make double sure <mm> is not showing on any sliders. I know you said you already checked this in a previous post. But I ran into this on my eeepc where I could swear I had master unmuted and turned on. But my eyes must have played tricks on me because it was muted after another check.
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    all my active mixers read 00 although i do have many grayed out mixers. I am attaching a screenshot

    alsamixer1.jpg

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    ok thats a bad screenshot lets try a jpg instead alsamixer3.jpgalsamixer3.jpg

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    Ok i figured it out. Anyone who might have this problem check to make sure you alsa daemon is running.

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    Glad you got it sorted. I was out to Blackgold Rally 2012 on my scooter after last post so no internet for me till I just got back just now.

    You can mark this post as solved with thread tools at the top of the 1st post for future searchers

    Happy trails, rok..
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