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After a new update, there is no sound by default in my Debian Squeeze box until running alsactl init, but whenever rebooting the computer I have to run the command again to gain sound.

How can I solve this problem?

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closed as off-topic by Braiam, slm Oct 23 '14 at 15:19

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I have tried `alsactl store'. – xando Jun 28 '11 at 17:42
Are you sure that the alsa init.d script is starting? – Let_Me_Be Jun 28 '11 at 18:10
Hi Let_Me_Be, there's only a file /etc/init.d/alsa-utils. – xando Jun 28 '11 at 20:25
Yes, that should be the alsa init script name in Debian based systems. – Let_Me_Be Jun 28 '11 at 21:11
Does it help if you run /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart once (after sound works)? Do you have a file /var/lib/alsa/asound.state? When you have no sound, do applications that should produce sound emit error messages, or do you just hear nothing? – Gilles Jun 28 '11 at 22:53
sudo alsactl store

to save mixer settings manually, it should work afterwards

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Sounds like he already tried it – Michael Mrozek Feb 15 '12 at 15:05

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