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Old 12-31-2003, 04:20 AM   #16
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There's nothng wrong with alsa. It's just a bit newer than OSS, and should get better as time goes on.............Use what you want, just remember that in the future OSS probably won't be around and you'll eventually have to use something else, anyway, which is what I was trying to point out.....but the choice is yours.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:18 AM   #17
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Sounds like it would be better to try to fix the alsa problem if oss is fading out in favor of alsa....
So it would be plausible for me to install Slack, move to 2.6 and alsa should work with this "audigy" card?

Just for a test, I have loaded Fedora, Gentoo, SuSE, Knoppix & of course Slackware <----- rather be using, but Fedora is the only one that has worked with this sound card. I don't know why. I don't believe that Fedora uses alsa, I think it is still OSS. This is what happens with modules.conf in fedora:

Code:
alias eth0 3c59x
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 audigy
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f
/etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f
/etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
So I assume it is using an "audigy" driver instead of "emu10k1". What do you all think?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:48 PM   #18
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I don't know - it tries to load emu10k1.o.gz at one time...
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:10 PM   #19
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This is what I have in /etc/modules.conf, after running 'alsaconf' as root:
Code:
# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 0.9.0 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
options snd major=116 cards_limit=1
options snd-emu10k1 index=0
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:23 PM   #20
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BTW, I have a SoundBlaster PCI 512 sound card, but Slack identifies it as:

Code:
bash-2.05b# lspci |grep -i creative
00:11.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:11.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:55 PM   #21
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my /etc/modules.conf is the exact same thing as what you posted above. And slack identifies it the same as well.

?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:30 AM   #22
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my /etc/modules.conf is the exact same thing as what you posted above. And slack identifies it the same as well.

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I did notice one thing in your post above with the ouput of lsmod........it show a tainted output:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
Might be something else going on that's affecting your sound........just a thought.......


PS: Let me clarify a little.........while a tainted module does not necessarily mean a bad module, it means that it isn't open source and so there is no way of knowing for sure if there is or isn't a bug (or badly written or anything else wrong) in one of your modules.

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Old 01-01-2004, 01:35 AM   #23
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So how do I check what the conflict might be and how may i fix it?

Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 04:57 PM   #24
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So how do I check what the conflict might be and how may i fix it?

Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!
This is the point where I can't be of much help. It was just an observation I thought worth checking out.................It may help or it may lead nowhere. I still still have a long way to go learning about what makes Linux tick, and I've never had any modules problems.............yet.

What I would do is check out the linux documentation and HOWTOs (which is installed in /usr/doc with the Slack distro) and search the web (including this site) for info about the kernel and kernel conflicts. Theres also a lot of info in /usr/src/linux worth checking out as well.

HTH
 
Old 01-01-2004, 06:43 PM   #25
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Ok, well thanks a ton for those observations. I am sure they will lead to somewhere!

Appreciate the help so far!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 10:01 PM   #26
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SWEET, I found a fix and it worked! ;-) just tried it and xmms is playing mp3's now with PERFECT sound.

Here we go.

http://www.4132.co.uk/cgi-bin/aolm/i...iewnews&id=121


Enjoy!



 
Old 01-01-2004, 10:47 PM   #27
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Great

So the prob was with the Audigy card........I have a PCI 512, which seems to work okay.............And now I'm looking into upgrading the kernel to 2.6...........hopefully it won't break my box too badly , but I'm sure I'll probably have some module issues to work out.....
 
Old 01-01-2004, 10:53 PM   #28
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Yeah, the audigy2 has been a pain in every distro I've tried except Fedora which uses an oss-audigy mod I think. But I love slack and didn't want to give up on it. ;-)
 
  


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