[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#614610: [alsa-base] after feb 22, 2011 Squeeze "upgrade, " alsa will not load my sound module (echo mia). NO sound.
Henry W. Peters
hwpeters at jamadots.com
Thu Feb 24 15:57:34 UTC 2011
I have been in touch with the person who wrote the drivers for my sound
card (Giuliano Pochini <pochini at shiny.it>), I in1quired as to the
possible usefulness (in terms of resolving my sound problem) in updating
the alsa drivers... (there is a newer version). He said:
>> Problem for me, is this question (in terms of installation);
> I should overwrite the modules. The you have to either reboot or remove and reload them. Just do:
> tar xjf alsa-driver-xxx.tar.bz2
> cd alsa-driver-xxx
> ./configure --with-cards=mia,virmidi --with-sequencer=yes
> make install
> virmidi may be useful (for example it allows you to route the output of
> scummvm to Timidity). Add other cards to the list if any. The modules will be installed in /lib/modules/<version>/kernel/sound/ .
>> > The alsa web page on installation seems to assume that alsa is not
>> > installed (perhaps I am reading this incorrectly?),
> It's very simple: just do the steps above.
If, by chance, you are hot on the trail of a bug in the system, & it
would be helpful for me to test something or the other, I would be
willing, for the sake of Linux usability, to wait to try the above to
test some potential resolution to my now defunct sound problem,
otherwise, I am thinking I should like to try & update the alsa-driver
(i.e., to alsa-driver-1.0.24), I am in the middle of some audio/midi
Thanks much, as always.
P.s., I sent the last email to the 614610 at bugs.debian.org address, I
received an acknowledgment of receipt, but did not see this at the bug
web site, I guess I do not really know how this system works, since I
use alsa quite a bit, some direction that explains could help me to
report bugs, etc., in the future, better (possibly), if need be, & or to
help out, as possible.
> I did a search, both in my home folder & system files, on the word '.asoundrc' & neither places did such a file show up.
> I also tried doing 'aplay -vv /home/henry/Music/LouisArmstrong.wav' as root (I did assume you actually wanted the result with the resaved '.asoundrc' so this probably does not mean much), same result (pasted below):
> # aplay -vv /home/henry/Music/LouisArmstrong.wav
> Playing WAVE '/home/henry/Music/LouisArmstrong.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo
> aplay: set_params:1116: Unable to install hw params:
> ACCESS: RW_INTERLEAVED
> FORMAT: S16_LE
> SUBFORMAT: STD
> SAMPLE_BITS: 16
> FRAME_BITS: 32
> CHANNELS: 2
> RATE: 44100
> PERIOD_TIME: (124807 124808)
> PERIOD_SIZE: 5504
> PERIOD_BYTES: 22016
> PERIODS: 4
> BUFFER_TIME: (499229 499230)
> BUFFER_SIZE: 22016
> BUFFER_BYTES: 88064
> TICK_TIME: 0
> P.s., to be (more) clear, were you wanting me basically just to rename '.asoundrc' if I actually found it?
> On 02/22/2011 05:52 PM, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
>> * Henry W. Peters [110222 17:28 -0500]:
>>> Hi Elimar,
>>> Here is the result of
>>> ~$ aplay -vv /home/henry/Music/LouisArmstrong.wav
>>> Playing WAVE '/home/henry/Music/LouisArmstrong.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little
>> Do you have a $HOME/.asoundrc flowing around?
>> If so, move your .asoundrc to .asoundrc.save and test again.
>> Could you please test the same as root?
>> Are the mixer controls set right?
>>> Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo
>>> aplay: set_params:1116: Unable to install hw params:
>>> ACCESS: RW_INTERLEAVED
>>> FORMAT: S16_LE
>>> SUBFORMAT: STD
>>> SAMPLE_BITS: 16
>>> FRAME_BITS: 32
>>> CHANNELS: 2
>>> RATE: 44100
>>> PERIOD_TIME: (124807 124808)
>>> PERIOD_SIZE: 5504
>>> PERIOD_BYTES: 22016
>>> PERIODS: 4
>>> BUFFER_TIME: (499229 499230)
>>> BUFFER_SIZE: 22016
>>> BUFFER_BYTES: 88064
>>> TICK_TIME: 0
>>> No sound... I'll post this as a note to the bug report.
>> Please reply to 614610 at bugs.debian.org as well, so that everything
>> is documented to your bug.
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