Re: DMASOUND, scsi
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Nathan S. wrote:
So far I have been unable to get satisfactory sound using either
OSS or Alsa. The OSS driver plays sound through the built in
speaker and I don't know how to turn it off. I haven't been able
to get Alsa to work yet at all.
I have a G4 dual 500 MHz snakebite. I use a combination of
Debian unstable and some programs compiled from scratch. I have
been using recent CVS kernels from Ben's trees.
Good news is I finally got X working again.
Has anyone gotten satisfactory sound on similar hardware?
> Paul Talacko wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 08:48:19PM -0800, Nathan S. wrote:
> >>I compiled my own kernel yesterday (feeling very proud of doing just
> >>that) and have fixed some problems. I have questions about dma sound
> >>and scsi though. I compiled (kernel-source-2.4.18 with patch from
> >>kernel.org) with CONFIG_DMASOUND_PMAC=y and CONFIG_DMASOUND=y, but get
> >>no sound. Do I need just dmasound_pmac, or do I need to include
> > Sound has been a problem for me too. On my 6500 (yes, I know it's
> > *really* old), I get no dmasound. A partial solution is to use alsa.
> > If you do this make sure you uninstall the dmasound modules.
> > ALSA is not perfect because I have no volume control at all unless I use
> > alsa-player, and even then the maximum volume is only half of what it
> > should be. If I try to use a mixer when xmms or mp3blaster is playing
> > the sound starts to break up completely.
> > I'm planning to try the alsa-xmms plugin to see what happens, but it's
> > only available in unstable at the moment and I'm running stable, and I
> > haven't figured out how to run one unstable package on a machine that is
> > running stable everywhere else -- but I'll get there.
> > So, in short, try ALSA.
> > Cheers,
> > Paul
> I'm sorry to hear that about alsa - I was thinking of switching to that,
> but it doesn't look like that would be a better solution than fixing
> As far as installing an unstable package while maintaining a stable
> machine, I do it this way:
> add the line deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main (and
> whatever else you want here) to /etc/apt/sources.list
> Then run apt-get update to get the new list of packages. Then to
> install the package just enter apt-get install foo. If you only want
> the one package, then you can go back in and comment out the 'unstable'
> line in sources.list and run apt-get update again. If you don't do
> this, make sure you specify the version of any new packages you want
> after that so that you don't install an unstable package by accident.
> I'm new to apt, so if something doesn't look right, somebody give a holler.
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