[alsa-devel] alsactl restore: unknown hardware: ymf724f

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Fri Feb 26 17:36:03 CET 2010

Pacho Ramos wrote:
> El vie, 26-02-2010 a las 13:57 +0200, Angel Tsankov escribió:
>> Raymond Yau wrote:
>>> 2010/2/25 Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
>>>> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, Angel Tsankov wrote:
>>>>> Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, Angel Tsankov wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>> I run 'alsactl restore' on a machine with 2 sound cards -- a built-in
>>>>>>> Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev
>>>>>>> 02) and a non-built-in Yamaha Corporation YMF-724F [DS-1 Audio
>>>>>>> Controller] (rev 03) -- and get the following message:
>>>>>>> Unknown hardware: "YMF724F" "SigmaTel STAC9700,83,84" "AC97a:83847600"
>>>>>>> "0x1073" "0x000d"
>>>>>>> Hardware is initialized using a guess method
>>>>>>> As a consequence the volume levels of the Yamaha card do not get
>>>>>>> restored to the levels stored in /etc/asound.state.  The volume levels
>>>>>>> of the built-in card however are properly restored.  The asound.state
>>>>>>> file has been created by executing 'alsactl store'.
>>>>>>> The kernel has been built with support for ALSA.  I've built and
>>>>>>> installed the kernel modules for both cards (not the ones in the
>>>>>>> alsa-driver package but those that come with kernel version
>>>>>>> Any ideas why alsactl cannot find the hardware it has previously
>>>>>>> identified as "YMF724F", "SigmaTel STAC9700,83,84", and so on?
>>>>>> The logic of alsactl is to restore the state from /etc/asound.state if
>>>> it
>>>>>> is valid. It seems like the set_controls() function in alsactl/state.c
>>>>>> returns an error code for a reason.
>>>>>> Could you try to compile the latest alsa-utils snapshot
>>>>>> (http://www.alsa-project.org/snapshot/) and run './alsactl -d restore'
>>>> in
>>>>>> alsa-utils/alsactl directory? A warning (fail reason) should be printed.
>>>>> I've attached a bash shell script that I used to download, configure,
>>>>> compile, and run alsactl.  I've also attached a .log file with stdout and
>>>>> stderr that I got while executing the script.
>>>> Thanks. I've added more debug print lines to state.c. Could you rerun your
>>>> script and append also '/etc/asound.state' file and output from
>>>> 'alsa-info.sh --no-upload' to your output tarballs? Send me this tarball
>>>> privately or just an URL to this list.
> Looks similar to my problem:
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/alsa-devel/msg31422.html

Most interestingly, my exit status is the same -- 157.  I thought it was 99.

Angel Tsankov

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