[mythtv] MythTV vs. Mythmusic mixer settings

Alan Gonzalez alandgonzalez at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 12:04:24 UTC 2004

Which version of MythTV are you using? 

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 19:40:48 -0500, Timo Moto
<mythtv at h44.c221.tor.velocet.net> wrote:
> I've experienced some strange behaviour regarding the mixer setting in
> setup screens of mythfrontend.
> Mythmusic is fine with the mixer setting of: /dev/mixer, but MythTV
> refuses to play sound complaining about an "Invalid CTL" (Mixer attach
> error -2: no such file...).  MythTV also won't accept anything along
> the lines of ALSA:default, ALSA:mixer, etc...  What does work for
> MythTV, is just "default" (without the ALSA qualifier).  Unfortunately,
> this upsets mythmusic, which complains that it cannot open mixer
> "default", sets the volume to 100%, but at least keeps on playing.
> So it seems that both mythtv and mythmusic use the same Mixer setting,
> but apparently they use it differently.  It's an all ALSA box.
> Has anybody else seen this?  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Timo
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