[alsa-devel] alsa-utils: alsactl restore not working after system restart

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Dec 16 14:30:57 CET 2008

At Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:58:02 +0100,
Klaus Schulz wrote:
> Hi there.
> I am running Ubuntu 8.10 - and latest ALSA.
> After restart amixer defaults to default settings.
> I am not really sure if this is Ubuntu/Debian specific or an
> Alsa issue.

The former.  They must patch the code.
The default path is hard-coded as /etc/asound.state.


> It seems that either a link  /var/lib/alsa/asound.state to /etc/asound.state
> is needed
> or that /etc/init.d/alsa-utils needs to be updated within the restore
> section accordingly.
> With the link workaround I managed to get it working.

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