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Re: problems with sound



On Tuesday,  1 June 2004 at 21:21:34 +0900, B. L. Jilek wrote:
> Hi Eric!
> 
> On Mon, 31 May 2004, Eric Cheney wrote:
> 
> > On Monday, 31 May 2004 at 21:22:49 -0500, dircha wrote:
> > > Eric Cheney wrote:
> > > >Hi People. I am trying to get a box up and running and am stuck with
> > > >sound problems. I compiled a new 2.6.6 kernel kernel.org and the
> > > >kernel seems OK. The sound card is a sound blaster live and I 
> > > >compiled that into the kernel; along with the mixer and stuff. I'm 
> > > >using ALSA. On boot, the kernel recognizes the sound card. However,
> > > >when in GNOME I test the usage of the card with XMMS. I get an error
> > > >message that pops up that says
> > > >
> > > >        o   You sound card is configured properly
> > > >        o   You have the correct output plugin selected 
> > > >        o   No other program is blocking the sound card
> > > >
> > > >OK, I checked /dev/dsp and it is there. Also, I'm doing this as root,
> > > >so I don't think it is a permission problem. I've searched the net
> > > >via google and the debian mail archive and either I'm missing points
> > > >people have made, or .... I dunno. I'm stuck.
> > > 
> > > I've heard good things about alsaconf (in alsa-utils), although I've 
> > > never used it myself. It will attempt to automatically generate a 
> > > configuration for your card.
> > > 
> > > You'll need to execute it as root.
> > 
> > Thank you.  I gave it a shot.  It says it could not find a pNp pci
> > device and complained that it couldn't find the snd module.  OK,
> > that makes sense because I compiled the alsa stuff directly into the
> > module and my sound blaster live card is embedded in the system
> > board.  So still no sound.  
> 
> There is a snd.o module.  This module is loaded by the emu10k1 module
> when I load it on my system.  Maybe you didn't get it compiled in?
> 
> If your just testing using xmms you should make sure that xmms is
> using the correct Output Plugin in the Preferences.  Have you tried
> playing a wav file with the 'play' command?
> 
> Personally I just put emu10k1 in my /etc/modules file and my SB Live
> works great.  Last time I used alsa it was more of a pain than it was
> worth.

Thanks.  I did that.  It worked.  I'll have to figure out what I was
doing wrong with ALSA later; in the mean time I'm up and running.

Thanks everyone!

-- 
<Eric Cheney>   cheney@soc.umass.edu        http://sociostat.org/~eric/



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