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Old 03-20-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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Problems with Realtek ALC850 sound chip

Hi. I've recently upgraded my box And now I'm using the above soundcard. The problem is that I cannot get sound in doom3:
------ Alsa Sound Initialization -----
asoundlib version: 1.0.6
opened Alsa PCM device plughw:0 for playback
buffer size select failed: Invalid argument
close pcm
WARNING: sound subsystem disabled

I''ve also experienced problems with xmame, but these were easily resolved:
What can be wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

Running the game with +set s_numerOfSpeakers 2 allowed me to play using OSS, but alsa is segfaulting due to the above bug.

Last edited by Belegdol; 03-21-2005 at 10:36 AM.
Old 03-21-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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same exact problem here and also same hardware, i've to play with "doom3 +set s_driver oss" and that's not good... if you find a way, plz let me know, i can't stand using oss

here is my code:
------ Alsa Sound Initialization -----
asoundlib version: 1.0.8
opened Alsa PCM device default for playback
buffer size select failed: Invalid argument
close pcm
WARNING: sound subsystem disabled

Old 04-08-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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i can't get soound on doom3 me too,,, i have an asus a8v with alc850 chipsound, and i get this message with doom3
----------- OSS Sound Initialization -----------
opened sound device '/dev/dsp'
/dev/dsp - bit rate: 16, channels: 2, frequency: 44100
WARNING: mmap 57344 bytes on device /dev/dsp failed: Input/output error

close sound device
WARNING: sound subsystem disabled

i installed also the doom3 demo, and this , i don't know why,all works fine. from the demo i get this message about sound :
------ OSS Sound Initialization ------
opened sound device '/dev/dsp'
ioctl SNDCTL_SYSINFO failed: Invalid argument
this ioctl is only available in OSS/Linux implementation. If you run OSS/Free, don't bother./dev/dsp - bit rate: 16, channels: 6, frequency: 44100
allocated a mix buffer of 49152 bytes

i have installed also ut2004 and i have no problem......anyone can tell me how can make doom3 play sound ?


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