I had shairport-sync functioning with a hifiberry amp2 butwhic the room it was intended for causes the setup to need some eq in a bad way. I followed instructions I found at GitHub, but now I get no audio at all, and because I have no idea what I'm doing, I don't even know how to go back to how I started.

I think I can undo everything, but this command:

sudo cp -r /etc/skel /home/shairport-sync && sudo chown shairport-sync:shairport-sync /home/shairport-sync

This appears to have made a directory "shairport-sync" to the home directory, but other than that I am lost.


I got this to work and thought I should answer my own question incase the google leads a similarly confused person here.

After making the proper asound.conf file, the EQ has to be adjusted as if you are logged in as shairport-sync.

sudo -u shairport-sync alsamixer -D equal

I put up an instructable with details.

  • Please accept your own answer with a click on the tick on its left side. Only this will finish the question and it will not pop up again year for year.
    – Ingo
    Jan 14 '20 at 23:35

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