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- This topic has 21 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated May 16-8:45 am by RobK88.
May 13, 2020 at 12:58 am #35874Membersybok
To be honest, I have no idea.
I have searched for both ‘alsa’ and ‘ucm’ on my PC:
find / -mount -iname '*<searched term>*'
The ‘ucm’ directory is indeed present ‘/usr/share/alsa/ucm/’ but I do not know if it messed the setting up.
The ‘alsaucm’ utility (according to its man-pages) is expected to help setting up “complex sound cards”.
I have never heard of it before.
Did you try it (‘alsaucm -i’)?May 13, 2020 at 2:29 am #35875Forum Adminanticapitalista
Do you have libasound2-plugin-equal?
Try deleting the ~/.asoundrc (make a backup) file, reboot.
If you don’t have ~/.asoundrc, you might need one.
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antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.May 13, 2020 at 6:44 am #35877Forum AdminSamK
I tried the antiX 19 LiveCD. The sound works fine with the LiveCD.
That proves your hardware is OK and the shipped /etc/asound.conf is OK
I just updating anti-X and no I cannot hear any sound.
This can be caused by playing music/sounds while simultaneously conducting an update.
Make sure libasound2-plugin-equal is installed
Run this command (using sudo might not be required)
sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
If the command returns something similar to this
ALSA lib pcm_equal.c:236:(_snd_pcm_equal_open) Problem with control file .alsaequal.bin. aplay: main:788: audio open error: Operation not permitted
Try the following
https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/also-lost-audio-here/#post-2538May 13, 2020 at 7:25 am #35880MemberRobK88
Where would this extra ucm directory be located? Can you give me a full path?May 15, 2020 at 4:49 pm #35960Memberstevesr0
re: RobK88 – where is the /ucm directory?
I believe it is always a subdirectory within /alsa.
The location of alsa might depend upon the version. In my install (antix 17.4), /alsa is located within /usr/share.
I have heard that for various reasons muting of alsa output is not uncommon.
One particular cause was a SECOND /ucm2 directory. If that exists, the sound was regained by deleting it.
re: sybok – the alsaucm utility I am not familiar with the use of the program you mentioned earlier to deal with complex sound cards, so I can’t offer any comment about it.
The loss of sound in the archlinux thread involving the creation of a ucm2 directory was associated with an upgrade to alsa-lib and an earlier version (126.96.36.199) solved the problem.
Are the problems reported here associated with an update to alsa-lib? If so, what version?
stevesr0May 15, 2020 at 10:59 pm #35965ModeratorModdIt
ucm is in /usr/share/alsa at least on my systems
Finding things like this is easy using synaptic installed files tab. Just look in the directorys.May 16, 2020 at 8:45 am #35989MemberRobK88
Thanks. I can confirm that I do not have the ucm2 directory. I only have the ucm directory.
Muting on booting does not appear to be a problem on my system.
But I found this on the Arch forums for those who have this problem.
Output is muted after reboot
Run the following command:
# alsactl restore
If the problem persists, verify that the Auto-Mute option in alsamixer is set to Disabled.
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