amixer output

Chris Brannon chris at
Sat Jun 22 16:24:33 UTC 2013

<aerospace1028 at> writes:

> Hello,
> I mannually wrote out the information from amixer from the
> talking-arch cd. I did my best to ensure accuracy.

Here's the problem.  TalkingArch is trying to use your system's HDMI
audio output, rather than the onboard sound card.
If a system has multiple audio devices at boot, the default device will
be whichever device the kernel finds first when probing for audio
hardware.  In your case, unluckily, it happened to be the HDMI audio
I have a couple of options for handling this on the CD.

1. Blacklist the hdmi audio modules, or

2. Write a little script which loops through all of the available sound
cards, prompting the user for which one to use.

Option 2 is probably the best, in the long run.

-- Chris

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