Re: VIA sound problem
hi ya jim
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Jim Lynch wrote:
> I've been completely unable to get sound to work with Debian and any
> sound card, ever and I've been running Debian for years. My last
> attempt was the testing distro and 2.6.8 on a box with the via 82xxx
> card build into the MB. I fiinally got it to actually install so the
> /dev/dsp device was recognized and the alsa mixer must think there is
> something there because it lets me adjust the gain, but no noise from
> anything. Dumping wave files to /dev/dsp or /dev/audio doesn't even
you cannot just "dump" sound files to random devices
*.midi being the hardest to get working
- /dev/sequencer issues which implies other kernel config files
and modules for the midi players need to be properly set
kmid, kmidi, timidity, playmidi, ...
*.wav is easy ..
*.au being the easiest to make noise
cat *.au > /dev/audio
which sound modules is installed??
- oss or alsa ... ( gets confusing ya know )
- the kernel need to be configured for the proper sound modules
- i always use my own kernel to eliminate kernel problems
> I've also installed SUSE 9.1 which is running a 2.6.x kernel and
> it works fine. Sounds good. I compared the modules and as far as I can
> tell they are the same.
good to know the hardware works ..
> Just as an aside, I installed CUPS and I can't print. It says there
cups is for the birds...
manually edit /etc/printcap ... and start lprng ...
you might need to enter 192.168.1.0 into the list of local ip
in its permission files
you will definitely need a printer filter
( apsfilter or magicfilter or foomatic... )