Re: Sound problems
On 10 Oct 2001, John Goerzen wrote:
> I've got a tibook G4 running sid and benh's latest kernels. I've
> loaded the dmasound_pmac module and it seems to be OK. However I have
> lots of troubles making it work. For instance, when KDE starts, it
> Sound server fatal error:
> Error while initializing the sound driver:
> Can't set playform format(_format = 17, asked driver to give 16, got 32)
I have seen similar errors from artsd - it appparently doesn't wish to
obey the sound driver's request that it use a different (in this case,
big-endian) sample format. Someone should rattle the aRts developers'
cages over this.
> Playing from apps like videolan often results in a couple of seconds
> of very scratchy audio, followed by static, followed by silence.
> Mixers seems to have no effect once the silence appears (everything's
> muted). I don't know what to try at this point.
I haven't tried VLC on anything, so I don't know about this. The
developers of VideoLan, however, probably aren't making their client obey
the driver's request for big-endian samples instead of little-endian
> dmasound_pmac: Awacs/Screamer Codec Mfct: 1 Rev 3
> dmasound_pmac: found Keylargo rev 2 or later - H/W byte-swap disabled
> PowerMac Screamer DMA sound driver rev 016 installed
I didn't know that the PowerBook G4 also used KeyLargo. Does the Screamer
chip in it support little-endian samples? Does anyone know?
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