On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 15:47:03 (CEST), Nigel Horne wrote:

> No audio comes out of an audio CD.  I get the mesage
>       Potential ALSA version problem:
>       VLC failed to initialize your sound output device (if any).
>       Please update alsa-lib to version 1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or higher to try to 
> fix this issue.
> But when I try "aptitude install alsa-lib", I get 
> Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "alsa-lib"

Your version of alsa-lib is:
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages vlc depends on:
> ii  libasound2              1.0.23-1         shared library for ALSA 
> applicatio

And this is the version that we are going to ship in squeeze.

Does sound work with non-audio cd media like .ogg files or movie files?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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