Re: Sound problems... had OSS working... now neither ALSA or OSS works(complicated)
On 05/22/2007 01:04 PM, Michael Bonert wrote:
> Any case, I'm back to where I was yesterday-- in summary:
> * Flash animation in IceWeasel -- kaputt.
> * KDE sound -- works.
> * xine (sound) -- works.
> * XMMS -- works.
So you /do/ have sound.
> That said... when I do:
> # aplay "Bach - Conzona in D minor - BWV 588.mp3"
> Playing raw data 'Bach - Conzona in D minor - BWV 588.mp3' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono
> I get a whole bunch of random noise.
Correct. aplay will not play an mp3; xmms, which you have working, will
> At the moment, I'm not sure what to make of the situation.
> The OSS driver (trident) isn't loaded. So, I have the impression it is ALSA that
> is giving me sound.
> 1. The use of 'snd_ali5451' suggests ALSA is being used.
> 2. 'cat /proc/asound/version' suggests ALSA is indeed installed...
> That said, I'm bothered by the fact that OSS seems to have devices...
> # cat /proc/asound/oss/devices
> 0: [0- 0]: mixer
> 3: [0- 3]: digital audio
My working etch system (with alsa) shows 10 such items, fwiw.
> Debian GNU/Linux release: testing
> Kernel: Linux version 2.6.11-1-686 (dannf@firetheft) (gcc version 3.3.6
> (Debian 1:3.3.6-6)) #1 Mon Jun 20 22:00:38 MDT 2005
Kernel is 2 years old? Even etch has kernel 2.6.18-4-686. Might I
suggest you're due for an upgrade for security reasons.
So, if I understand you, you only need to get flash sound working. The
flashplayer version 9 (current) only supports alsa, so perhaps you're
still using an old version 7 (which only supports oss)?
Also, do search the archives as sound issues have been discussed
frequently since etch was released as stable.