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Re: Mac mini sound

On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 02:07:20AM -0300, Hisham Muhammad wrote:
> On 9/20/05, Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> wrote:
> > Andrzej Mendel <amendel@wp.pl> writes:
> >
> > > AFAIK Mac Mini's mixer is not supported yet or there is none (BenH
> > > posted here that he couldn't find one). Audio output (w/o hardware
> > > mixing) works very well in 2.6.12, and playing multiple streams is
> > > possible with help of "dmix" ALSA plugin (well tested by me :). ALSA
> > > should enable it by default, by in my case it didn't.
> >
> > Please could you share your asound.conf to show us how to enable it?
> After some experimentation I just got a working setup in my
> ~/.asoundrc (iBook G4 July2005 here, snd_powermac), follows below. 
> Thanks Ben for the softvol tip which inspired me to go through the
> dmix dance again. Strangely, two device nodes were missing which
> mplayer required in order to cooperate: (my mplayer and alsa-libs are
> self-compiled, so take it with a grain of salt, but keep in mind in
> case things don't work at first)
> mknod /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p c 116 16
> mknod /dev/snd/timer c 116 33
> And here are the contents of my ~/.asoundrc. A new slider, "hw", shows
> up in alsamixer to control softvol. Tried dmix with two simultaneous
> mplayers, works fine. It would be nice to make softvol take over the
> "Master" slider, but I don't know if it's possible.

What about testing with debian stuff, and file bug report with enhancements
patches if they don't do it right. The idea is to have all this "just work"
for etch. We need someone with pmac and alsa sound knowledge to make sure of


Sven Luther

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