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Old 11-10-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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Alsa finally configured in Sarge, but problems w sound continue

After finally configuring ALSA in my Sarge with 2.6.8-1 kernel I thought that my sound problems in Gnome desktop would be solved. The Alsa mixer worked and the volume control too. I managed to listen to mp3 with alsaplayer (at least once) Then I tried the GStreamer preferences with the pipeline "alsasink" as default sik and "alsasrc" as the default src but continued to have the same "Failed to construct test pipeline for "ALSA..." as before. I have the ALSA plugin installed, so can anyone help me here on how to solve this problem?

Then I tried the games that were already installed before I managed to configure the ALSA driver like tuxracer, armagetron, gltron, egoboo, and now they don't have any sound. Before, with OSS (I think) they had sound, but now with ALSA, nothing. I installed the ALSA-OSS library to try and emulate the sound, but I had no success. So now I am thinking that is better to go back to OSS and leave ALSA. Or is there a way to get sound with ALSA? Maybe this problem is related to the first one?

I include here my lsmod if it helps

albuquezi@linuxo:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
ppp_deflate 6336 0
zlib_deflate 22776 1 ppp_deflate
bsd_comp 6112 0
ppp_async 11648 1
crc_ccitt 2144 1 ppp_async
ppp_generic 30164 7 ppp_deflate,bsd_comp,ppp_async
slhc 7488 1 ppp_generic
ipv6 264612 8
nvidia 4821108 12
8139cp 20672 0
uhci_hcd 33136 0
usbcore 119012 3 uhci_hcd
pci_hotplug 34640 0
intel_agp 22816 1
parport_pc 35392 0
parport 41832 1 parport_pc
tsdev 7392 0
mousedev 10476 2
floppy 61200 0
psmouse 20360 0
pcspkr 3592 0
evdev 9600 0
8139too 26112 0
mii 5120 2 8139cp,8139too
crc32 4320 2 8139cp,8139too
agpgart 34696 2 intel_agp
capability 4520 0
commoncap 7232 1 capability
snd_ens1371 24932 2
snd_rawmidi 25156 1 snd_ens1371
snd_seq_device 8200 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm_oss 55048 1
snd_mixer_oss 20096 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 98728 2 snd_ens1371,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 11752 1 snd_pcm
snd_timer 25668 1 snd_pcm
snd_ac97_codec 70020 1 snd_ens1371
snd 57156 10 snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_ac97_codec
soundcore 10336 2 snd
gameport 4704 1 snd_ens1371
ide_cd 42656 0
cdrom 40732 1 ide_cd
rtc 12760 0
ext2 71848 0
ext3 127240 2
jbd 62616 1 ext3
mbcache 9348 2 ext2,ext3
ide_generic 1408 0
piix 13440 1
ide_disk 19296 4
ide_core 139940 4 ide_cd,ide_generic,piix,ide_disk
unix 28692 458
font 8320 0
vesafb 6656 0
cfbcopyarea 3840 1 vesafb
cfbimgblt 3040 1 vesafb
cfbfillrect 3776 1 vesafb

I would really appreciate help. Sorry if the post is not very clear. It's my first one. Thanks
Old 11-10-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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you say "i have the alsa pluggin installed" ???
what alsa pluggin.......
i think generally with gsteamer if you are reading from a file (as in a mp3) you use filesrc as the source
when you use alsasrc and pipe to alsasink you just make a feedback loop (i think) looping what's comming out of alsa back into alsa again ????
most likely the games problem is still just bad mixer settings ????
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.
Old 11-11-2004, 09:19 AM   #4
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closing, other post is here;

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