Bug 8686 - Lost soundcard-setup
Summary: Lost soundcard-setup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-01-21 01:58 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-21 17:57:44 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-01-21 01:58:17 UTC
To restore the soundcard-setup (volume) the initscripts are looking for an
installed sound-module. The loading of this depends on an entry in
/etc/conf.modules which is being checked for in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit with:

  if grep -s -q "^alias sound " /etc/conf.modules ; then

But if the /etc/conf.modules file was edited manually, tabulators are often
used. Such entries (e.g. "alias sound\t...") will not be detected by your

A better check would be for the regexp '^alias\>[^w]*\<sound\>'

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-21 17:32:59 UTC
Fixed in initscripts-4.84-1.

Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2000-01-21 17:54:59 UTC
Sorry, but in my last posting I have not noticed that aliases for names like
"sound-slot-0" are possible. Because I am not sure if all possible entries can
be detected by regexp's I suggest to check the normalized output of "modprobe

if modprobe -c | grep -s -q '^alias sound '; ...
if modprobe -c | grep -s -q '^alias midi '; ...

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-21 17:57:59 UTC
What it does is 'egrep "^alias[[:space:]]+sound[[:space:]]+" conf.modules | awk
'{ print $3 }', and if that alias is not 'off', it loads whatever that is.

That should be good enough for now. If we can get rid of the
ISA dma issues, we'll drop loading the modules entirely
and let kmod do its thing.

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