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Old 05-09-2004, 06:52 AM   #1
growse
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More Debian sound woes...


I'm currently running the latest unstable debian on 2.6.5 kernel and I can't get alsa to work. I've installed the latest version, the kernel contains alsa and pretty much all of it's options and my sound card (onboard nforce2 which is snd-intel8x0), not as modules, but built in.

On startup, Alsa detects my card as device #0. However, on running alsaplayer I get:

Code:
> Failed to load output plugin "alsa". Trying defaults.
> MAD debug: potential problem file or unhandled info block
> next 4 bytes =  0 0 0 0 (index = 0, size = 0)
> 
> MAD debug: potential problem file or unhandled info block
> next 4 bytes =  0 0 0 0 (index = 0, size = 0)
> 
> 
> ...done playing
> Segmentation fault
and aplayer gives

Code:
> aplay: playback:1873: read error
I'm running it as root, and my modutils/alsa-base looks like:

Code:
>   GNU nano 1.2.3                   File: alsa-base                              
> 
>  # ALSA portion
>         alias char-major-116 snd
>         alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
>         # module options should go here
> 
>         # OSS/Free portion
>         alias char-major-14 soundcore
>         alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
> 
>         # card #1
>         alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
>         alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss
>         alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
And finally the relevent bit of the dmesg is:

Code:
> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.4rc2 (Tue Mar 30 08:19:30 2004 UTC).
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:06.0 to 64
.
. (random usb stuff)
.
> intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49362 usecs
> intel8x0: clocking to 47387
> joystick(s) found
> ALSA device list:
>   #0: NVidia nForce2 at 0xee082000, irq 21
Does anyone have any ideas why this isn't working?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 10:09 PM   #2
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Do you have OSS enabled in your kernel? I believe sometimes, sound works best as modules.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
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Not sure I do - I'll put everything in sound as modules and include oss as well.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:11 PM   #4
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I have 2.65. kernel too and can only get sound by using OSS. Alsa won't recognize my sound card's module. As long as I have sound, I'm happy.
 
  


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