[mythtv-users] AHH! What happened to my dmix audio??

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Aug 25 12:27:26 UTC 2007

On 08/25/2007 04:33 AM, Jon Boehm wrote:
> I was playing with xine tonight and at one point it popped up some
> message about not gaining access to the audio channel.  Don't know if
> that was the cause of the problem but now my analog audio pass thru
> to the spdif connection is GONE!!  The digital audio still works
> (hdtv and dvds.)  But no analog source material works (analog tv
> recording.) Even the annoying system bell is busted.  Its like my
> machine it totally ignoring the asound.conf.
> That -L output doesn't look right to me.  It used to have pages of
> output.

ALSA devs changed aplay.  It no longer gives info about, i.e.,
user-defined devices.

> This makes me think something in my alsa configuration got hosed.

I'd vote for permissions on the audio device or your system is now
running a sound daemon.  In other words, I'm thinking your ALSA conf
file is fine so I'd recommend going down other roads first.


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