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Re: alsa problems?



On Sun, 2008-01-27 at 13:51 -0200, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> 
> 
> On Jan 27, 2008 12:10 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>
> wrote:
>         
>         On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 19:15 -0500, Jelena i Zoran wrote:
>         > Jelena i Zoran wrote:
>         > > Frank Cox wrote:
>         > > > On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:37:43 -0500
>         > > > Jelena i Zoran <mr macos earthlink net> wrote:
>         > > >
>         > > >
>         > > > > I searched the web, others seem to have the same issue
>         with xmms but no
>         > > > > answers were provided.
>         > > > >
>         > > >
>         > > >
>         http://crazedmuleproductions.blogspot.com/2007/10/xmms-error-alsasetupmixer-failed-to.html
>         > > >
>         > > > (That's the first link when I ran your error message
>         through google.  I recall
>         > > > having exactly the same problem when I set up F8 and
>         that's the fix.)
>         > > >
>         > > >
>         > > Thanks for your reply.
>         > > I found that link but it did not help.
>         > > My card is M Audio Audiophile 24/96.
>         > > The choices I have under the arrow described in the link
>         above are:
>         > > ADC, DAC, Multi, Multi Track Peak, Multi Track Volume
>         Rate.
>         > > Some of these repeat several times. I tried them all and
>         none works.
>         > > So I think the issue is with alsa since snd does not work
>         either.
>         > > I went from FC4 to FC8 and both xmms and snd worked there.
>         > >
>         
>         My observation is that nothing alsa works in F8 when
>         pulseaudio is
>         installed.
> 
> My experience is the opposite.  I have everything working  with
> pulseaudio installed,
> including skype, xvidcap, ohphone, mythtv, xine, mplayer, vlc, xmms,
> audacious, etc ... But  it is necessary
> some knowledge about alsa configuration to bypass
> pulseaudio when it is necessary. This can be accomplished by writing
> an adequate ~/.asoundrc, or using the esd plugin.
> 
The key is the word everything. alsa does not work if pulseaudio is
installed. pulseaudio is a substiture for alsa.
> 
> For me it is much easier configuring my sound/mic using pulseaudio,
> then making it work in Windows XP.
> 
> We should give sometime to Lennart finish his job, so everything just
> work out of the box.
> 
> Alsa can be a pain on the neck sometimes, and updating the kernel
> modules can be the only solution
> in certain cases.
> 
> -- 
> Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
> LCG - UFRJ 
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