[mythtv-users] No audio; two weeks and still unsolved

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 27 05:41:25 UTC 2006

On 09/27/06 00:58, Jeff Bevis wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>On 09/26/06 00:29, Jeff Bevis wrote:
>>>I'm finally at my wits end.  I cannot seem to get ALSA audio working 
>>>with Myth.  After two weeks of searching, experimenting, and googling, 
>>>nothing seems to bring forth audio from Myth... However, I have 
>>>noticed that I am able to play sounds from the command line (with 
>>>aplay).  I have set my audio device to "ALSA:default".  The mixer is 
>>>also set to "default".  Help?
>>>2006-09-25 15:50:30.247 Opening audio device 'default'.
>>>*2006-09-25 15:50:30.369 mixer unable to find control Master
>>>2006-09-25 15:50:30.369 mixer unable to find control Master
>>>2006-09-25 15:50:30.371 NVP: Disabling Audio, reason is: mixer unable 
>>>to find control Master*
> ... Can't find control "Master" either.  No PCM, no Master. ...

So, you need to use a script like the one in the post I linked to 
(probably just use that one and customize as described in the 
comments).  You can find out what controls are available with:

amixer scontrols


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