Sound problems in Sid
Hi. Well, it worked under Knoppix, so I'm sure it's just me. I wiped
Knoppix and installed Sid from scratch after my X windows mess up last
week. Now that I've done it, I'm sure the X problem was KDE not
launching correctly, but it's too late for that. Oh well.
I've just finished wiping and reinstalling Sid on a Vaio PCG-GRT170,
which has worked before but got messed up with a Xwindows upgrade last
week. Everything has come back except sound. mpg123 and xmms just hang
until killed, and the following error is seen in dmesg:
i810_audio: drain_dac, dma timeout?
I've set the permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/audio to 777, just to make
sure that wouldn't be the problem. Also...
i810_audio 24764 0
ac97_codec 13716 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3940 2 [i810_audio]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
Sound Controller (rev a0)
KDE InfoCenter shows only one DMA-Channel, "4 cascade".
When I cat sound.au > /dev/audio, I get a screech, so it seems that's
completely out of time sync.
The Sound-HowTo talked about kernel modules, which doesn't seem to be
the problem here.
Any suggestions? I expect it's a permissions problem that I just don't
see, or the DMA that I just don't know how to make work.
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