[mythtv-users] Boot Sound Volume Set to Zero, Realtek ALC888, GA-EP31-DS3L

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Fri Feb 26 21:08:57 UTC 2010

> From: Tortise
> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 11:53 AM
> I've not been able to find any leads how to turn my default boot sound
> to 0dB, instead its always muted and slid right down
> following boot.   Nothing seems to save it up.  I've tried sudo
> alsamixer but that is also is reset.
> This problem seems related to the chips on this motherboard, as the
> problem does not exist with similar frontends that used single
> core Pentium 3000's.
> Using Mythbuntu 9.10.  I've set the sliders in mytthtv settings General
> sound up to 100% and using alsa default.
> In restarting one has to go to the volume slider top right and slide it
> up to get sound, it doesn't seem to matter what one does in
> the mixer.  WAF on this is dogmatic about it.(!)
> The only related file I can find is /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
> however there is nothing obvious there.
> There seem to be no alsa logs running.
> Any leads would be appreciated.

On shutdown it's supposed to run "alsactl store", and on startup "alsactl
restore".  Can you run those manually (as root), and does it produce the
expected results?

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