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andymadigan 08-02-2004 09:40 PM

ALSA Startup error, MPlayer startup error, Sid
 
I have Sid, but this was happening in sarge too. When the system boots, it says that starting alsa failed and that I should run alsactl restore (this fails too). However, sound works, but when MPlayer starts it gives a similiar error, is there a way to shut ALSA up?:newbie:

HappyTux 08-02-2004 10:46 PM

Re: ALSA Startup error, MPlayer startup error, Sid
 
Quote:

Originally posted by andymadigan
I have Sid, but this was happening in sarge too. When the system boots, it says that starting alsa failed and that I should run alsactl restore (this fails too). However, sound works, but when MPlayer starts it gives a similiar error, is there a way to shut ALSA up?:newbie:
You can try running the alsamixer then once you have set the default levels they should be saved when you shutdown. For mplayer apt-get install kaffeine if you want to try a different program it works even better than mplayer or start it from the command line in a console window the error does not happen there it is only with the graphic version for some stupid reason.

andymadigan 08-03-2004 02:27 PM

is alsa doing anything?
 
I'd rather not install Kaffeine, I just got done removing KDE. I was wondering though, if ALSA isn't starting up properly, is the system using some other driver for my sound card? Can I remove/disable ALSA and still have sound?

HappyTux 08-03-2004 03:38 PM

Re: is alsa doing anything?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by andymadigan
I'd rather not install Kaffeine, I just got done removing KDE. I was wondering though, if ALSA isn't starting up properly, is the system using some other driver for my sound card? Can I remove/disable ALSA and still have sound?
You do not need all of KDE to use the program you would only need kdelibs4, libart and libqt3c102-mt from the looks of it other than what should already be installed to run X and other programs. And of course since Kaffeine is just using the xine libraries you may want to look at installing it instead.

Code:

>$ acsh kaffeine
Package: kaffeine
Priority: optional
Section: kde
Installed-Size: 2756
Maintainer: Zack Cerza <zcerza@coe.neu.edu>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.4.3.1-1
Depends: kdelibs4 (>= 4:3.2.3), libart-2.0-2 (>= 2.3.16), libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libfam0c102, libfreetype6 (>= 2.1.5-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.3.4-1), libice6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.5.0-4), libqt3c102-mt (>= 3:3.2.3-3), libsm6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1), libx11-6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxext6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxine1 (>= 1-rc3a), libxrender1, libxtst6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxv1, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
Filename: pool/main/k/kaffeine/kaffeine_0.4.3.1-1_i386.deb
Size: 1360280
MD5sum: f5a9dde2ef1996f916b51e5bd6d4d5d5
Description: xine-based media player for KDE 3
 Kaffeine has all the features of xine-ui, but is native to KDE. This
 package includes a standalone application, a KPart for embedding in
 other applications, and a SuperKaramba theme.

You can depending on the sound card you have be able to use just the OSS module for it depending on the kernel support for OSS that is as well. So how did you install the ALSA, what kernel are you using does it have OSS in it and what is the sound card?

andymadigan 08-03-2004 04:15 PM

partially fixed
 
Switched to gxine (GTK frontend for XINE), will use that from now on no sound warning, seems to use OSS instead of ALSA.


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