Gutsy kernel update broke my boot

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Today Gutsy automatic update brought in a new kernel and required a reboot. The reboot failed with a scary message after the grub prompt. After a few moments of panic, I remembered the command prompt available from grub and typed find /boot/grub/menu.lst


Recording from /dev/dsp on my Audigy2

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I couldn't get sound input to work. Output works fine but the microphone input on my Audigy2 card returned silence. After lots of Googling I found this post on Ubuntu forums. Indeed using alsamixer to adjust Master, Mic, and Analog Mix did the trick.


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