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Old 08-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #46
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Yep, it's frustrating. Even if you could only play one thing at a time linux sound was better back in the old OSS/Free days. I tried OSSV4 a while back, but it didn't work with my hardware.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #47
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What audio hardware do you have? Build 2007 and 2008 should work a lot better now for many sound cards. 2007 added proper support for the Xonar (ASUS rebranded Oxygen HD) series finally.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #48
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If I didn't dislike mickeysoft so much on principle, and if I didn't have so much time "invested" in Linux, I would bite the bullet and use Xp. Twelve years old and it is still does somethings better than latest the versions of Linux.
Not to shamelessly plug M$ but XP is a legacy OS that is not supported any longer. Windows 7 and 8 (yes I said 8, just get over the fugly Start Screen and new controls and you'll be fine) work very well and haven't changed any system requires since Vista was out.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #49
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What audio hardware do you have? Build 2007 and 2008 should work a lot better now for many sound cards. 2007 added proper support for the Xonar (ASUS rebranded Oxygen HD) series finally.
Sigmatel stac9221 A1 card (HD).
There also HDMI sound on the Nvidia card, but I've never been able to get it to work in Linux. Works great in Xp, out of the box, no muss, no fuss.

Xp-sp3 support will end sometime in April of next year. Win7 is bascially Vista-service pack whatever number, but it is what Vista should have been in the first place and is now, by far, the most popular vision of windows. Win 8.1 will be released in... IIRC, October as a free upgrade to win8.

Regardless, win7 or win8 do not do anything I find worthwhile and to get some of the older windows software I like and use to work in win7, I would have to jump through similar hoops as I do now to get the same software to work in Linux.

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #50
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Have you tried using pulseaudio by any chance? I can get hdmi audio to work with pulse with very little effort.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 07:15 PM   #51
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Have you tried using pulseaudio by any chance? I can get hdmi audio to work with pulse with very little effort.
Looked at it, but when I noticed who developed it I lost interest.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #52
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Looked at it, but when I noticed who developed it I lost interest.
lol...it ain't that bad now. I remember the early days, Eeek. I find it easier to deal with multiple audio cards and channels. Especially with HDMI.
 
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At this point, you should try it just for the heck of it to see if it gets rid of your problem.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #54
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Well, I've tried,
3.9.4
3.9.5
3.9.7
3.9.9
3.9.10
3.10.4
3.10.5
3.10.6
3.10.7,

I guess I could try 3.9.0 through 3.9.3 and see with which one the problem started.

However, this is a known bug, as I mentioned in post #15 of this thread,

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=974225
I'll gamble that 3.9.0 to 3.9.3 are not going to work for you either... so are you
saying that EVERY kernel prior to 3.9.x worked well for you? if yes, then i would
say that you have found a legitimate bug with the combination of your sound chipset
and alsa.

I do not think your bug is the same as that described in the RH buglist.

BTW I have found this page helpful for the chipset I mentioned earlier...you may find a similar page at alsa site for your chipset.

http://http://www.alsa-project.org/m...ebug_Intel_HDA
 
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #55
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Thanks.
I tried your suggestions in your previous post and I'm still working on it as time permits, but so far no joy. However, I do sincerely appreciated that you have taken the time to reply.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #56
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Maybe this will help. http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Asoundrc
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #57
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Sigmatel stac9221 A1 card (HD).
That card should be supported through the South Bridge Controller for PCI devices, like the Intel ICH, AMD SBC, and Nvidia MCP series chipsets.
 
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:15 AM   #58
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Sigmatel stac9221 A1 card (HD).
I did a little reading on that chipset, and it might be helped by putting a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ with the contents:

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options snd-hda-intel model=gateway-m4
If that doesn't do it, model=gateway and model=dell are both worth a shot.
 
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:56 AM   #59
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Thank you!

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I did a little reading on that chipset, and it might be helped by putting a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ with the contents:

Code:
options snd-hda-intel model=gateway-m4
If that doesn't do it, model=gateway and model=dell are both worth a shot.
Thank you, Mr. Volkerding! It is truly appreciated!!!
As this box is a Dell, I substituted "dell" in place of "gateway," but it works either way.
Again, Many Thanks!
 
Old 08-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #60
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Mr. Volkerding,

I plugged your solution into a search engine and look what popped up:

http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har..._snd-hda-intel



After reading the file that has been on the HD all the time

/usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio-Models.txt

it looks like,

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options snd-hda-intel model=dell-5stack
is the best option for this box. Not that it appears to make any difference from your original suggestion.


Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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