artsd problem (no sound)

Stefano Tabacchiera - CSF Sistemi s.tabacchiera at
Fri Dec 23 08:48:17 UTC 2005

Hi all,
i686 linux box running FC4 fully updated.

Since last arts (arts.i386 8:1.5.0-0.1.fc4) and kde (kdelibs.i386 
6:3.5.0-0.1.fc4) upgrade, arts sound system doesn't work anymore.

But in kde control center/sound card/autodetect, I can hear the sound 
cristal bright.

Sound Card is: Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. 
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60), and it worked 
perfectly before last upgrade.

The facts:

# artsd
unix_connect: can't connect to server 
ALSA lib conf.c:1592:(snd_config_load1) _toplevel_:51:23:No such file or 
ALSA lib conf.c:2837:(snd_config_hook_load) /etc/alsa/cards/aliases.conf 
may be old or corrupted: consider to remove or fix it
ALSA lib conf.c:2700:(snd_config_hooks_call) function 
snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:1969:(snd_pcm_open_conf) Invalid type for PCM default 
definition (id: default, value: cards.pcm.default)
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (Invalid argument)

# cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [V8237          ]: VIA8237 - VIA 8237
                      VIA 8237 with AD1980 at 0xe000, irq 5

# cat /proc/asound/devices
   1:       : sequencer
  17: [0- 1]: digital audio playback
  25: [0- 1]: digital audio capture
  16: [0- 0]: digital audio playback
  24: [0- 0]: digital audio capture
   0: [0- 0]: ctl
  33:       : timer

Just reinstalled arts/alsa, same problem.

Any hint?

Stefano Tabacchiera
System Administrator - Sviluppo Web
CSF Sistemi S.r.l.
Via del Ciavattino s.n.c.
03012 - Anagni (FR)  - Italy
phone: (+39) 0775 7771
fax: (+39) 0775 727112
email: s.tabacchiera at
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