Sound problem - test in console

Martin Kavec martin.kavec at
Sat Feb 21 04:57:38 PST 2004

DJ Lucas wrote:
> Martin Kavec wrote:
>> Anybody have an idea what could I do more? How to test the sound in
>> console?
>> Martin
> If you installed alsa-utils then /usr/bin/aplay.
> -- DJ Lucas

aplay helped me to find following problem.

# aplay 

aplay: pcm_write: 1025: write error: Input/output error

I fed google with the message, got only 9 link, so I got to pretty exotic
situation with the sound. The explanation is that alsa started to use, to
me for unknown reasons, default.pcm.device 1 instead of first available 0.
I changed the setting in /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and now I get some dB
from the speakers. 

Thanks for help.


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