[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio locked after modifying /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Nov 2 07:03:28 PST 2009

On Mon, 02.11.09 14:02, Kaj Ailomaa (ailomaa at msn.com) wrote:

> I have three soundcards plus some usb midi devices. In order to have
> them load in the same order at every boot I
> modified /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
> I added these lines:

I can only recommend against doing that. Don't use device indexes for
identifying audio devices. It's a pointless excercise. You break
hotplug of future devices that way. Use device names, as shown in
/proc/asound/cards. If you are not happy with the names you could even
change them via /sys/class/sound/card0/id and some udev rules.

> options snd-ice1712 index=0
> options snd-ice1712 index=1

This does not work. You should not set the arguments for this module twice.

> options snd-hda-intel index=2 
> options snd-usb-audio index=3,4,5 vid=0x0582,0x0763,0x0763
> pid=0x0012,0x1011,0x0117
> (I'm running Ubuntustudio 9.10.)
> Now pulseaudio is locked after boot.

"Locked"? What do you mean by that? Please explain exactly what does
not work.

> I have to have the cards in a specific order, but maybe there is another
> way?

No you don't. Using device indexes is a bad idea. Don't do it. Use
device names.

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