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Re: Lenny on Ultra 60

On 2008-03-03, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> > #
> > snd-sun-cs4231
> > snd-pcm-oss
> >  -----------------------------------
> On a U10 with "Etch" I added the first of those manually which was enough to 
> get sound working. Similar tinkering on the U60 hasn't had any beneficial 
> effect: the modules are loaded but KNotify puts up a dialog(ue) saying arts 
> can't be initialised. I've not tried forcing this into initrd but I don't 
> think I had to do anything like that on the U10.

I'm now running testing, vmlinuz-2.6.22-3-sparc64-smp on the U60. 
I installed alsa-utils and ran alsaconf, but didn't write to 
/etc/modprobe.d/. With only snd-sun-cs4231 in /etc/modules, lsmod
looks like this:

Module                  Size  Used by
snd_sun_cs4231         23568  0 
snd_pcm_oss            52512  0 
snd_mixer_oss          21056  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                92108  2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              28496  2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm
snd                    65248  5 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,
soundcore              11408  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         14416  2 snd_sun_cs4231,snd_pcm

and ls -l /dev/dsp* like so:

crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 3 2008-03-04 13:13 /dev/dsp

Sound seems to be working well as before using aumix or alsamixer
and ogg123, mplayer, vlc, etc.

Frankly, I don't know anything about 'KNotify' and 'arts'.

> I'll try falling back to Etch and see if that fixes it. If it doesn't then 
> there might be a driver problem- frankly the only Sun machines I've managed to 
> get sound out of yet are the U10s.

I see that on the U60, unlike the U5/U10, the cs4231 is an actual
card its own small slot. Maybe it's a hardware problem, although 
I doubt it.

> [Xinerama]
> It turns out to be easy and works well. Double up the "Screen" sections with 
> different identifiers, reference both in "ServerLayout", add Option "Xinerama" 
> "on", restart, and tell the panel to appear on both screens.

Thanks. I'll save this for when I get around to trying it.

Howard E.

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