Intrepid Sound Fixes

Karl Larsen k5di at
Wed Nov 19 19:29:06 UTC 2008

Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>> The trick works inserting "ifconfig wlan0 down" (or the active network
>> interface in use) at the begining of the stop) section of /etc/init.d/alsa-utils.
>> Btw, if your alsa-mixer is always mute at system start, and does not
>> remember the last settings, the trick also fixes it.
> Karl, on the basis that you've probably done more digging into this
> than most people, have you come across any information which explains
> *why* dropping ethernet networks fixes a problem with alsa-mixer?
> Makes absolutely no sense to me at all, and I can't actually come up
> with a scenario where even a driver bug would cause something like
> this to happen.
> I don't suffer from this issue, but from a technical standpoint I'd be
> quite interested in finding out what the cause of the problem actually
> was... I'd not be overly keen on shoving ifconfig statements into the
> shutdown script for the sound subsystem either, as in 2 years time
> I'll have no idea they are there and if I DO come across them I'll
> have no idea WHY they are there.
> Any pointers to relevant webpages/forums/bug-reports would be appreciated.
    The ifconig xxx stop comes from a solution to a Bug that Nigel read 
and then tried and found it worked. He is also curious as I am as to why 
it works at all and works so very well!

    This is the bug Nigel found:

so I suggest you start there and see if you can get enough to make you 
All I can say is I was d/l another flavor of Linux onto my laptop with 
Intrepid when Nigel's first email hit this list. The second one fixed 
init and I for one are very happy :-)



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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