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Old 11-23-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Sounds problem


Here we go again,

My sound isn't working as it should do,
I updated my kernel, installed ALSA turned off the mute, but still if I'm using XMMS and aMSN he only plays one of them, I don't hear aMSN if I'm playing XMMS but without XMMS it does play sounds.
Anyone who can help me?

Thanks Ermen
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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Seems your card doesn't have hardware mixing
If so you need some sort of software mixing daemon

What soundcard is it?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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It's a on-board sound-card, Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio
When i'm using Windows it works fine
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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Windows supports software sound mixing, so you wouldn't have this problem

found this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp?product=933
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Sound: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
That's the name Windows tags it, it's really an Intel audio chipset, also supported by the Linux kernel ALSA drivers. Pick "Intel i8x0/MX440, SiS 7012; Ali 5455; NForce Audio; AMD768/8111" in the kernel configuration. Make sure you compile in the OSS support modules too.
Investigate a little and maybe you can solve it, it can also be problems in /dev
 
Old 11-23-2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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try this make a file in your home directory names .asoundrc
in it put

Code:
# this makes older OSS apps use dmix
pcm.dsp0 {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmix"
}
# mixer0 can stay unchanged, because it isn't used anyway, I guess ;)
ctl.mixer0 {
    type hw
    card 0
}

# this makes native ALSA apps default to using dmix
pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmix"
}
if that doesn't work the fault lies with the applications you are using i think
possibly try different output routs ?????
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:49 AM   #6
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So I would make a file with the name; .asoundrc

With all that in it, should I do anything else?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:40 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Ermen
So I would make a file with the name; .asoundrc

With all that in it, should I do anything else?
yea just make the file
then do
arecord -L
and you will see those definitions at the bottom of the output and sofware mixing should work
if xmms doesn't hold a lock on /dev/dsp

otherwise see if you have the xmms-alsa outup plugin and see if that works better

sometimes the audio app itself just sucks(doesn't support doing it right) and you have to try another one.
 
  


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