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Old 10-06-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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Abit KD7 Alsa driver


hello, I have posted some of my machines info at www.mike.daugird.com/gentoo

I used the ebuild to install alsa, alsa-utils, and alsa-tools.
xmms plays fine.
aplay and KDE's startup sound are just the first half second in a continuous loop. The error message aplay issues is on the website.
I didn't want to fill this post up with all the stuff from my machine.
If there is another trouble shooting command or utililty to run please let me know and I will post the output.

I also posted the Abit sound driver. I think it is bogus because the conf file has the intel chip on and the via chip commented out.

The KD7 is a VIA KT400, it has the 8233 sound system.
thank you for your help and have a good day
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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I get this error
bash-2.05b# aplay pierre.wav
Playing WAVE 'pierre.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 11025 Hz, Mono
aplay: pcm_write:1025: write error: Input/output error

the headphones only play the first half second, over and over again
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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do people use something other then alsa for the sound under KDE?

xmms still plays the files just fine.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 04:24 PM   #4
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i also have a kd7 mobo and still cant get the sound to work.

btw have you found any kd7 mother board drivers ?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 04:45 PM   #5
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does XMMS play for you R4z3?

I do not think that mother board drivers apply in current distro's
 
Old 10-06-2003, 04:50 PM   #6
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thats a big negative... XMMS does not play for me either
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #7
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post the output of lsmod as root.

Yes you can also use ESD or OSS for your sound.
look at the man pages and search for help.
It may also be worth trying to shut them down in order to see if the alsa drivers work - remember to unmute the sound in the mixer - the native OS mixer will do too if you cannot get alsamixer running. let me know.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:40 PM   #8
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see my first post. The link shows all the outputs from my system.
lsmod is there
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:40 PM   #9
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PS did the ALSA install go well - any errors?
Did you recheck the installation steps?

If you are thinking this may be related to the mobo haveing an issue or not being supported - post a new thread like "Anyone got Alsa working xx board with xx chipset???" That way someone who has it working may let you know.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:41 PM   #10
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no errors on install
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:59 PM   #11
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It looks like the via sound chip is not detected in dmesg [ only the agp radeon and the VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1]

...although it does mention it in the grep_VIA_proc_pci

- my next question -
DID it ever work on another OS?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:20 PM   #12
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yes it worked fine in the other Win2K.
XMMS can use the sound card.

I have been searching. I do not have a .asoundrc file.

is such a file important?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:21 PM   #13
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ps like I said above, aplay does make some sound, it is the first 1/2 sec of the file looped. If the wav is 10 sec then the loop goes for 10 sec and errors with the error posted on the site.
Thanks for your help
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:42 AM   #14
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your welcome - but I am no guru in linux. I would imagine that file is important - although I am not sure if it is absolutely necessary:

http://opensrc.org/alsa/index.php?pa....asoundrc+file

Best to leave it unless you think it might be the problem - then try backing it up [just in case] and remove the original or comment out the relevant info.

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers?
 
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