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Old 11-19-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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Sound and XMMS


Every time I use XMMS to listen to music and any other program that makes noise I get an error after the song is done that says

Please check that
1. you have the correct output plugin selected
2. no other program is blocking the sound card
3. your soundcard is configured correctly.

I have an A7N8X Deluxe with onboard sound. I should have surround sound, I did in windows, but don't in Mandrake 9.2.

It's detecting my sound as
nForce2 apu
nForce2 Audio Codec Interface

But using sndIntel8x0 as the driver. And it's saying the module is unknown.

Anybody know how I can fix this? The onboard sound on this board rocks, I'd like to be able
to use it to it's full potential.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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Did you download and install the nForce drivers? Or just let the computer try to figure out on its own what to do... I've got the same onboard sound, same Intel driver, and no problems at all.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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I installed the Nforce drivers from Nvidia's web site. I have the option to choose an Nvidia driver, but I think last time I tried that the sound was all crackely. I'll check the version.

Your getting more then one channel of audio though?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:22 AM   #4
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When it does it to you again, use the KDE system guard (or top) to see if there is a process running called "aplay" (it will belong to another process called "knotify") and is hogging lots of cpu time.

If so, this process has opened the audio device and is hogging it. If you kill the process (use the kill button in KDE system guard, or "kill -6 <process id>" in a terminal) then you should be able to use audio again.

If this is so, I believe it is a bug in knotify. You might be able to prevent it from reocurring by setting up all the system notifications to be silent (use kdeconfig - "Configure KDE" in the kicker menu)
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:25 AM   #5
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I'm using Gnome. Which brings up and interesting questoin, I know KDE I can view the pricesses by pressing ctrl esc. Is there something like that in Gnome?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:49 AM   #6
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If you're using gnome, that blows my theory out of the water!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:22 AM   #7
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you can view the system processes in gnome by going to the system monitor which is located under the system tools in the main menu........or if you want to do it the more traditional way, simply type:

"ps -fe" at the command line.

Last edited by leroy27336; 11-20-2003 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 10:22 AM   #8
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Well, you don't chose an nvidia driver for your card, you leave it as intel8x0...
but you do have to edit the modules.conf to add in the nvidia options and parameters.. only 3-5 lines, in the readme?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:47 PM   #9
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Negitive Ghostrider. I didn't edit a config file. Which file do I edit and with what? I didn't see anything on the readme about that.
 
  


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