Too much aRts, Polonius.
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sat Jun 28 10:40:15 BST 2003
James Henry Maiewski wrote:
>>> 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
>>??? Exactly where are you trying to do this??
> From the The K menu, on the panel (in Mandrake 9.1, at least), its:
> Configuration -> KDE [Control center] -> Sound -> Sound System -> Sound I/O:
> Use custome sound device.
You shouldn't need to do this unless you have a sound card that won't use
the default. I don't think that this is the case here so I would uncheck
>>>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/".
> ls /dev list no snd. /dev/dsp is a pointer to /dev/sound/dsp, and I have seen
> something about a /dev/asound/dsp
I'm not sure about this, but the ALSA driver has a script that installs
drivers for ALSA. That is what I did. OTOH, "asound" usually refers to ALSA.
>>Also, you need to have your: "/etc/modules.conf" file correct for an ALSA
>>driver to work correctly.
> I've downloaded 0.9.4 and will folow these directions. I've tried this with
> earlier releases, but hope springs eternal.
I had trouble getting it to work too. I have an es1371, and I don't know
exactly what I did, but I got it to work after ... .
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