Re: VIA sound problem
Alvin Oga wrote:
Well you used to be able to cat .wav files to /dev/dsp or /dev/audio,
but I don't remember which format went to which device. That was one of
the debugging techniques we used to use.
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
I always generate a new kernel for Debian. Suse kernels work too good
to mess with. I've got both alsa and oss modules installed. I don't
have the list with me. It's at home.
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... )
I used to use magicfilter and a hand crafted etc/printcap. Guess I'll
have to go back to it. Even though, CUPS works on SUSE. Everything
works on SUSE. I have a very picky dvd writer that only works in one of
5 systems I have and only works with SUSE on that system. I don't have
any DVD software on Windows that will drive that writer, so I don't know
if Win likes it or not. Any of the systems can create CDs on it, but
not DVDs, and only one brand of DVD I've found works. But that's not a