Too much aRts, Polonius.
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Jun 25 09:54:43 BST 2003
James Henry Maiewski wrote:
> I have a SBLive! MP3+ 5.1 soundcard, and am running Mandrake Linux 9.1, using
> ALSA version 0.9.0rc8: emu10k1 (installed with the distro), and KDE 3.1.0. By
> all accounts, this combination should work without much of a problem. but
> I've not been able to play anything but audio CDs (which tells me that the
> speakers, and their connections to the sound card are working, I hope).
> Whenever I un-mute the PCM channel I get random spurts of static, and an
> electronic 'vroom-vroom' sound when I even move the PCM slider. When I
> attempt to play a sound file, I get an increased amount of static, until the
> playing stops (which seems to suggest that something is going right). In
> fact, if I try to change the sound device to /dev/dsp in KDE control center,
??? Exactly where are you trying to do this??
> it can't, then switches to the NULL device, which promply silences my
I don't think that ALSA uses /dev/dsp. Something about installing the ALSA
devices IIRC -- a bunch of stuff in: "/dev/snd/".
Also, you need to have your: "/etc/modules.conf" file correct for an ALSA
driver to work correctly.
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
# module options should go here
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
Note that the ALSA site says that there are some bugs in this driver.
Perhaps it might help to install the release. 0.9.4 is now available:
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