For some unknown reason, alsa got messed up on my installation of VL6.
I could issue any command line controlls to amixer for example, and there was no sound from any app.
I regret to say, that I didnt remember to do the audio channel tests.
In any case, I decided to reinstall alsa. (Quite Drastic, I admit).
Well, Gslapt couldnt REinstall it - so I decided on removing it -then installing it again. I would have no such luck.
The package alsa-driver (which I removed) is now, nowhere to be found in my package list.
It is in no VL repo, nor is it on the CD. (heh, no wonder glapt couldnt reinstall it ; o)
I'd love for someone to lead me in a method, of restoring alsa in such the way that VL does it upon installation.
This is if I were to try compiling the original alsa SOURCE, I gather I would have to recompile my kernel.
I dont want to recompile my kernel! :\
(so bare with me)