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I've got a Yamaha DS-XG YMF724F-V PCI card and i chucked it into my Power Mac 5500/225, i've installed ALSA 0.9.8 (stable) and i'm running a 2.4.22 kernel. The ALSA drivers/modules load fine, i can see the soundcard in /proc/asound/cards and in 'alsactl -c 0 info', i've unmuted the sound using alsamixer and also set everything to [on] and 50% using 'amixer'. I've tried cat'ing data to /dev/dsp and /dev/snd/pcmC0D0 , I get no errrs, but there is no sound, i have no system beeps either.
The only hint i've gotten is when trying to play a track/mp3 using 'mplayer -ao alsa9 file.mp3':
alsa-init: requested format: 44100 Hz, 2 channels, Signed 16-bit (Big-Endian)
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: hw:0,0
alsa-init: format Signed 16-bit (Big-Endian) are not supported by hardware, trying default
alsa9: 44100 Hz/2 channels/4 bpf65536 bytes buffer/Signed 16 bit Little Endian
AOO: [alsa9] 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
It starts playing, but there's no sound what so ever, as it talks about big and little endian, i thought this might have something to do with the PCI hardware and it not being compatable with sparc/ppc since they're big endian based? Anyone got any ideas on how to get this card working, if at all possible? Is it just an ALSA issue maybe? I'm at a loss, any help would be appreciated