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Old 01-31-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: Kubuntu
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Intel Sound Card Problem

I am running the newest stable Kubuntu on a sony vaio vgn fe890n/h. I have soundcore installed as verified by the #modprobe soundcore command. According to the Alsa website, this is the correct driver.

When testing my sound card for errors using the following command, I get this result:

creature124@creature-lappy:~$ speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -twav

speaker-test 1.0.14

Playback device is plug:surround51
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 6 channels
WAV file(s)
Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy

Does anyone have any situations to what might be causing my sound card to be busy, and how to fix the problem?



Resolved. I have no idea how, but it's fixed.

Last edited by creature124; 01-31-2008 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Fixed.
Old 01-31-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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This worked for me.....

Let us know if it worked for you, so someone else with the same problem will know if it helped when they are searching for a solution.

Old 02-01-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion, but the problem resolved itself either as a side effect of of fixing one of the other problems I had or I fixed it in my tinkering without knowing what I did.

I apologies in full to any newbies who stumble over this thread with a similar problem, because I am simply no help at all ^_^.



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