Friday, July 01, 2011

Alsamixer (Soundcard) Xubuntu

Problem With Soundcard on my old laptop
here my soundcard

Card: ESS ES1978 (Maestro 2E)
Chip: SigmaTel STAC9721,23


At the first time install this sound card doesn't work so si install the USB-sound card. but my computer getting problem so i decided to reinstall my Xubuntu 10.04 LTS. Lucky my original soundcard running well. I don't know how, my sound card suddenly boycott to plat sound.
here the error message when i run
$alsamixer

"cannot open mixer: No such file or directory"

Here the Solution
laptop:~$ sudo chmod -R a+rwX /dev/snd


Searching on google I found this page as my reference

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8532940
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/alsa-sound-problem-886705/


hope this help

additional: If after reboot getting same situation please check you /etc/group, and add you user tobe member of sound, pulse

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