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I'm still without cd-audio output too, although everything else works like a charm with the emu10k1 driver I'm using. I'm just waiting for official Audigy 2 support from the guys @ Alsa.
I'm still not sure if my problem is purely driver related, but I haven't got a clue what else it could be.
When I really want to listen to a cd, I just have to rip the whole thing so at least I can listen to it.
p.s. btw, Oswald what kind of sound card do you have ?
Good news. Sort of. I have some success now with that cable hooked up to my sound card to my CD Rom drive using XINE, I can play CDs. But I cannot eject the CD correctly. I get this error from alsa. Any ideas?
audio_alsa_out:write:BAD STATE, state = 1
audio_alsa_out:write:BAD STATE2, state = 1, going to try XRUN
ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:536snd_pcm_hw_pause) SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_PAUSE failed: File descriptor in bad state
audio_alsa_out: Resume call failed err=-77
You might as well need to restart xine, if not the alsa driver hangs to it. I know this can be annoying having to restart the application every time you want to swap a disk. Try that. I do not know if just stopping the sound will force Xine to "let go" the alsa driver and restart it.
Actually the good news is that Red Hat 9's kernel supports my card because I guess ALSA is build into it. The 2.4.20 kernel that comes with the distribution is great, and with nVidia's new module, my problems are basically solved now!
A minor correction here. The kernel 2.4.20-8 (which is RH 9's default) does not include ALSA built into the kernel, it still relies on OSS. But yes it is great... Although I have been getting strange ALSA compile errors with the new kernel 2.4.20-9 I thihnk is a problem with the kernel, I'll just have to wait for a new official RH release )
1. Installed a new 2.4.21 clean kernel (compiled using as a model the options enabled in the RH one), compiled the latest ALSA driver, utilities, tools and OSS-emulation, changed my modules.conf et voilą.
At first I did not know why ALSA kept forgetting my settins, but it has to do with the fact that in the alsamixer the channles are muted!! so after you install you *must* run alsamixer to unmute the channels, just load the module snd-emu10k1 and you will be able to launch alsamixer.