[kwlug-disc] The least hassle upgrade in years ...
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Mon May 17 13:06:44 EDT 2010
What kind of hardware was that Adam? I had similar troubles with a Acer
Revo and a fresh Mythbuntu install.
Why does alsa insist on muting channels by default? It gives a lot of
people the impression that they don't have sound when in fact they do.
alsamixer should not be part of the install process.
On Mon, 2010-05-17 at 12:58 -0400, Adam Glauser wrote:
> For what it's worth, I did a fresh install of Lucid and it wasn't all
> ponies and rainbows.
> After the installer had done it's thing, I tried to boot the new Lucid
> install, only to end up at a BusyBox prompt. There was a message about
> the kernel having given up waiting for the root device. The error
> message suggested specifying the "rootdelay=n" kernel option. This
> ended up fixing the problem, I think my motherboard might be to blame
> for this one.
> I also had trouble with my sound card. I used the sound setting tool to
> tell the system I have 5.1 speakers, but for some reason the centre
> channel was muted by default. I wasn't able to find a way to fix this
> in Gnome, and had to mess around with alsamixer and aplay.
> I'm quite happy with the result. Unfortunately I think these would have
> ended up being show-stoppers for many new users. I'm lucky (?) to have
> struggled through similar problems before, so the problems didn't
> actually cause me much grief.
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