yesterday my audio working just fine. But, today after I upgrade packages using dist-upgrade pulseaudio detects no cards and just show dummy output in volume control.

After some research I thought it's related to alsa, so I do aplay -l but it returned this

ALSA lib conf.c:3639:(config_file_open) cannot access file /etc/alsa/conf.d/10-rate-lav.conf
ALSA lib conf.c:3559:(snd_config_hooks_call) function 
snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4013:(snd_config_update_r) hooks failed, removing configuration

I have no idea to what's wrong, I also have reverted the kernel to this version

Linux deb 4.17.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.17.17-1 (2018-08-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Related question: CVLC: alsa name?
    – karel
    Nov 4, 2018 at 4:54
  • Hi @karel, thank you for your help. But my problem persist systemwide.. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:58
  • Looks like while upgrading, you messed up the ALSA configuration files in /etc/alsa/. First thing I'd do is to re-install all ALSA packages, and make sure they are all up to date and the same version.
    – dirkt
    Nov 4, 2018 at 7:09
  • I have the same problem. It appears pulseaudio has clobbered the symlinks under /etc/alsa/conf.d/. I am investigating the problem to see if I can fix it.
    – Cyclic3
    Nov 4, 2018 at 13:21
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    Might be related to the newest bug introduced by alsa-lib - See the answer to my question here.
    – confetti
    Nov 4, 2018 at 13:45

1 Answer 1


Doping a bit of digging yielded this. The latest version of libasound2-plugins fixes this:

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugins=1.1.7-2

  • yes, I read that bugs-file to, but don't know to how to read it. As to your answer, libasound2-plugins=1.1.7.-2 not found on repositories. Nov 4, 2018 at 17:12
  • nvm @Cyclic3, I forgot to update my repo :). Anyway, thanks for your help! Nov 4, 2018 at 17:16
  • @PrasetyaPutra Happens to us all
    – Cyclic3
    Nov 4, 2018 at 17:16

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