Re: Audio on Ultra 60
On 2006-07-23, Jim Farrand <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to get sound out of my Sun Ultra 60 running Debian
> stable and kernel 18.104.22.168.
FWIW, I'm currently running testing and kernel 2.6.15-1 on a
Sun Ultra 10 with the CS4231 sound chipset.
> At the moment, I can see mixers, programs think that they can play
> sound, and I do get a nasty distorted noise out of the box, but it
> doesn't bear much resemblence to the noise I think should be coming out.
> I suspect that the output is being played too fast - if I play a tune in
> xmms I can see the track time display moving far too fast
> - a 3minute track zooms past in 30seconds or so (but I get exactly the
> same distorted output in all players, including alsaplay).
These are the same symptoms that I had with a previous 2.6 kernel,
although I don't remember which one, other than I believe I skipped
2.6.14. I don't use xmms, but all I got from ogg123, mpg321, and
mp3blaster was noise. Sound is working for me again with my
> I'm using the snd_sun_cs4231 driver. According to this page:
> this is the correct chipset for Ultra 60s. Does anyone know if this
> page is still relevant? It's a bit light on instructions - says that
> things should "just work" with recent kernels. It doesn't mention what
> kernel modules to load. This is what I have:
> nyx:~# lsmod | grep snd
> snd_sun_cs4231 28750 0
> snd_pcm_oss 66030 0
> snd_mixer_oss 22996 1 snd_pcm_oss
> snd_pcm 111473 2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm_oss
> snd_timer 32562 2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm
> snd 67204 5
> soundcore 14374 1 snd
> snd_page_alloc 14945 2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm
My lsmod looks like exactly yours (except for the sizes), although
for some odd reason I have this, but I don't know if it matters.
snd_mixer_oss 19072 2 snd_pcm_oss
All I have in /etc/modules is snd-sun-cs4231 and snd-pcm-oss.
> Many pages mention audioctl and /dev/audioctl.
I never investigated beyond simply changing kernels, so I can't
help with this.