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Re: Got sound going on a U60 debian smp



On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 10:45:06PM -0300, Marcelo Lopes wrote:
>  Steve,
> 
> I'm having a similar problem with my Ultra10+Sarge (2.4.26).
> 
> I've loaded CS4231 module in modconf and it works fine with mpg123, but when
> I load X ( KDE ), I receive the message :
> 
> "Sound server fatal error:
> AudioSubSystem::handleO: write failed
> Len=-a.can_write=8192,errno=11(Resource temporarily
> unavailable)
> 
> This might be a sound hardware/driver specific problem ( see aRts FAQ)"
> 
> Do you know what's happening ?

Two programs fighting for access to the device? Does your KDE session
try to start a sound server? (i'm not a KDE user, but the big desktop
environments try to do this so they can emit silly sounds for each user
action). The error message seems to come from the aRts daemon ....
Are there any other sound programs running while this happens?

 HTH Ralf Mattes

> Best Regards,
> Marcelo Lopes
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Pacenka [mailto:s.pacenka@verizon.net] 
> Sent: quarta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2004 00:02
> To: Carl Wharehinga
> Cc: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Got sound going on a U60 debian smp
> 
> > after checking modprobe -v cs4231
> > 
> > I got some errors showing that this wasn't working at all ... (missing 
> > symbols etc..)
> 
> 
> I just went back to Debian's 2.4.27-1-sparc64-smp on my U60 (normally I use
> a 2.6.8 to get USB2), and the cs4231 module loads and works.  I loaded it
> with modprobe then reran /etc/init.d/audioctl start .
> 
> 
> > I then found some info on the module you suggested cs4231 and followed 
> > a couple of steps to get my card producing output
> > 
> > rmmod soundcore
> > insmod audio
> > insmod cs4231
> 
> That looks good.
> 
> 
> > audioctl -f /dev/audio -w play.port=headphone
> 
> I don't think /dev/audio is relevant here.
> 
> Maybe try
> 
>   audioctl -w play.port=headphone
> 
> There are examples of how to set PARAMS in /etc/default/audioctl .  The
> initscript for audioctl runs something like
> 
>   audioctl -nw $PARAMS
> 
> and PARAMS is set in /etc/default/audioctl .  Not too complicated.
> 
> 
> > lsmod  output showed
> > 
> > Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
> > cs4231                 21936   0
> > audio                  23744   1  [cs4231]
> > ac97_codec             16752   0  (unused)
> > openprom                5312   0  (autoclean)
> > lp                      8728   0  (autoclean)
> > parport                34064   0  (autoclean) [lp]
> > autofs4                10236   0  (unused)
> > hid                    17336   0  (unused)
> 
> Get rid of ac97_codec .
> 
> 
> > I was wondering what exactly to put in here and how this works I still 
> > have to track down some documentation for this but I found someone 
> > elses config that had the following in it
> > 
> > char-major-14 soundcore
> > alias sound-slot-0 cs4232
> > alias sound-service-0-0 sound # mixer
> > alias sound-service-0-3 sound # /dev/dsp & /dev/audio alias 
> > sound-service-0-6 sound # /dev/sndstat options cs4232 io=0x530 irq=5 
> > dma=1 dma2=0 # numbers may vary
> 
> You shouldn't need add any of that for the built-in sound, if you include
> cs4231 in /etc/modules .
> 
> 
> > This is probably wrong for my setup but I ithink I need to understand 
> > whats going on before I go down this road.
> > 
> > like wise for this recomendation
> > 
> > Have you set the PARAMS variable
> > 
> >    PARAMS="play.port=line_out"
> > 
> > in /etc./default/audioctl ?
> > 
> > Thanks for this info I will try to find some documentation on these 
> > files and parameters and go from there.
> 
> The file /etc/default/audioctl contains many instructive comments.
> 
> > 
> > I am now working on the following.
> > 
> > 1. Get the sound card playing raw at the correct level.
> > 2. get xmms  working  with  the sound card ... Currently raw files 
> > work but  I think I am having issues using OSS pointing at /dev/audio 
> > (producing noise not music (could be sending wrong format to the 
> > device)
> 
> If /dev/audio doesn't work, maybe /dev/dsp will.
> 
> Try alsaplayer instead of xmms.  I have had mixed results with xmms, but
> alsaplayer always works.
> 
> -- good luck, SP
> 
> 
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