View Full Version : [other] Trouble configuring sound card

October 18th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Hello, I am having trouble configuring my sound card. If I run #alsaconf it will set up my sound card to where I can play a cd and some video(with sound) on the internet. However I can't play sound from mplayer or Movie player. Mplayer says: could not open/initialize audio device. Also, I have to run alsaconf everytime I reboot to reconfigure the sound because the changes are not being saved.
lsmod | grep snd:

hopchewer@hopchewer:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_intel 436696 1
snd_pcm_oss 41760 0
snd_mixer_oss 18816 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 81800 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 7428 0
snd_seq_oss 33152 0
snd_seq_midi 11072 0
snd_rawmidi 26784 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 11904 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 54304 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 25744 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 11668 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 63688 10 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
soundcore 12064 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 13072 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

lspci | grep Audio

hopchewer@hopchewer:~$ lspci | grep Audio
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Device 0774 (rev a1)

aplay -l

hopchewer@hopchewer:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC883 Digital [ALC883 Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I am using Debian Lenny on an amd64. How do I configure my sound card correctly so that I can play all sound and so it stays configured when I shut my computer off?

October 18th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Nobody knows how to troubleshoot a soundcard?

October 19th, 2009, 05:37 PM
38 views and not one single person can offer any help?