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Offline Lassar

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Cannot get alsa and alsamixer to work!
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:31:25 AM »
I have the October dcoreplus  xenial .

I used the sce tools to add alsa-modules & alsa-utils.

Something weird going on here.

Half the time when i type alsamixer from the terminal it say can't find mixer.
The other half the time it says can't find alsamixer.

I checked the /usb/bin and there is a symlink to alsamixer in alsa-utilites folder in  /tmp
So alsamixer is there, but not being found.

What gives?

And how do I fix this?

Offline Jason W

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Re: Cannot get alsa and alsamixer to work!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 07:01:31 AM »
Hi Lassar.  What is the name of the alsa-modules package installed on your system?

It should be alsa-modules-4.2.9-tinycore

Thanks

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Re: Cannot get alsa and alsamixer to work!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 03:16:39 PM »
It sounded like bash could not find the alsamixer, but turns out
alsamixer was working and it was complaining about not finding a file.

I hate it when a program does that , and does not go into further detail.

 

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Re: Cannot get alsa and alsamixer to work!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 09:42:31 AM »
Yes the amixer works on  alsa-modules-4.2.9-tinycore.

Did not know 4.29 refers to the kernel. I thought it was a version number and the higher the better.

Another question, since xorg takes up some much room, what is the minimal xorg to
install.

Would it be a vesa driver and xorg vesa ?

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Re: Cannot get alsa and alsamixer to work!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 01:18:52 PM »
There are smaller versions of xorg packages available, xorg-vesa would be one.  Importing xorg-vesa requires about 58 MB of files, xorg-all requires about 94 MB of files.  So xorg-vesa would be the smaller.  There are also smaller xorg packages including specific video cards. 

Xvesa has been tried and used, at last time a few years ago it did now work at the time with dCore, but I don't know why and am willing to test it further in the future. 

With dCore, very important to notice the kernel version in use, since there are several with dCore x86.