[Grml] Alsa can't find mixer /dev/PCM

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Sat Jul 29 08:27:32 CEST 2006

* T <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20060729 06:15]:

> when I started up XMMS with the alsa output plugin. I get:

You mean you start xmms in default mode?

> ** WARNING **: alsa_setup_mixer(): Failed to find mixer element: /dev/PCM

Huh - /dev/snd/pcm* should be correct for ALSA.

> How do I (re)create /dev/pcm?

Please show 'lsmod | grep _pcm'.
Which xmms-version? Did you install any additional plugins?
Did you configure any special stuff in xmms?
Sound works outside xmms?

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