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From: <g.hinger@ve...>  20050625 23:06:22

Thanks for your help! I was able to hear MIDI in kmid finally. I'm not sure what exact step was necessary but this is how it went: I first recompiled my kernel, changing my ALSA options from Y to M. For some reason, things that are compiled into the kernel don't work as well as modules. (For example, if I build sndosspcm and sndossmixer into the kernel then ALSA complains at boot time that those modules don't exist). Next I used "modprobe sndemu10k1synth" like you suggested. The /dev/sequencer and /dev/sound/sequencer devices didn't exist at this point. Probably udev saw that the ALSA stuff wasn't build into the Kernel, so it didn't generate "unnecessary" devices in the dev folder. I fixed the problem by using mknod manually. At this point, sfxload was able to access /dev/sequencer so I loaded a sf2 file. pmidi and kmid started working.. As I'm typing this, now something else is wrong.. I'm hearing the audio play very slowly. I hear little chunks repeated dozens of times before it moves onto the next chunk. Urgh... On Saturday 25 June 2005 03:12 pm, Lee Revell wrote: > On Sat, 20050625 at 15:04 0700, g.hinger@... wrote: > > asfxload complains "No Emux synth hwdep device is found" > > sfxload complains "/dev/sequencer: No such device or address" > > > > /dev/sequencer is softlinked to sound/sequencer > > /dev/sound/sequencer appears under 'ls alg' as: > > crwrww 1 audio 14, 1 20050625 06:14 sequencer > > > > Maybe my Kernel is not supporting this device properly? > > udev is creating a file for it... > > You need to have the sndemu10k1synth module loaded. > > Lee > > > >  > SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies > from IBM. Find simple to follow Roadmaps, straightforward articles, > informative Webcasts and more! Get everything you need to get up to > speed, fast. http://ads.osdn.com/?ad_id=7477&alloc_id=16492&op=click > _______________________________________________ > Alsauser mailing list > Alsauser@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsauser 
From: Lee Revell <rlrevell@jo...>  20050625 22:12:11

On Sat, 20050625 at 15:04 0700, g.hinger@... wrote: > asfxload complains "No Emux synth hwdep device is found" > sfxload complains "/dev/sequencer: No such device or address" > > /dev/sequencer is softlinked to sound/sequencer > /dev/sound/sequencer appears under 'ls alg' as: > crwrww 1 audio 14, 1 20050625 06:14 sequencer > > Maybe my Kernel is not supporting this device properly? > udev is creating a file for it... You need to have the sndemu10k1synth module loaded. Lee 
From: <g.hinger@ve...>  20050625 22:04:41

asfxload complains "No Emux synth hwdep device is found" sfxload complains "/dev/sequencer: No such device or address" /dev/sequencer is softlinked to sound/sequencer /dev/sound/sequencer appears under 'ls alg' as: crwrww 1 audio 14, 1 20050625 06:14 sequencer Maybe my Kernel is not supporting this device properly? udev is creating a file for it... On Saturday 25 June 2005 02:27 pm, Peter Zubaj wrote: > Hi, > > Use sfxload or asfxload to load soundfond to soundcard. Without this > midi synth will be silent (set Synth  or Music volume too). > > Peter Zubaj > > g.hinger@... wrote: > >Hi, I believe I have a supported audio card but I can't figure out how to > > get MIDI hardware synthesis to work on this card under alsa. Other kinds > > of sounds work under alsa such as using Noatun to play MP3 files or CD > > audio. Attempts to play MIDI's always result in silence. Any help you can > > give would be greatly appreciated! > > > >I've read various websites and it seems a lot of them have obsolete or bad > >advice so I'm hoping this list can help. > > > >The card is a Creatlive Labs Sound Blaster Live! Value (CT4830) sound > > card. MIDI's play properly using Windows. I can't get it to work under > > kernel 2.6.11.10 with /proc/asound/version being "Advanced Linux Sound > > Architecture Driver Version 1.0.8 (Thu Jan 13 09:39:32 2005 > > UTC)." > > > >I have been trying to use kmid and pmidi to play midi's. Choosing > > different sequencer outputs didn't help, and choosing different > > soundfonts in kmid doesn't help. > > > >My card has a large number of mixer settings under alsamixer, so I set > > them as best I could. Some of them are PCM send register values so I > > tried low settings (to select lownumbered outputs), but this didn't > > help. > > > >I compiled my kernel with sequencer support built in (I am using > > slamd6410.1 and make menuconfig did not offer a modular choice for this, > > only Y or N) . I have oss PCM and mixer modules. > > > >I am concerned about whether a soundfont is properly loaded. > >/proc/asound/wavetableD1 says there are "SoundFonts: 0", but I think > >this file has to do with AWE which my card does not support. Also I heard > >about a tool called sfxload but it sounds like that is for AWE only as > > well. > > > >It's troubling, but alsaconf doesn't detect my card at ALL. Maybe this > > tool is obsolete compared to the rest of alsa?? I hear sound after all... > > > > > >Here is some more of the data I was able to gather... > > > >"lspci" shows the following: > > > >00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8385 [K8T800 AGP] Host > > Bridge (rev 01) > >00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 > > South] 00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! > > EMU10k1 (rev 08) 00:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! > > MIDI/Game Port (rev 08) > >00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. > >VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) > >00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 > >Controller (rev 81) > >00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 > >Controller (rev 81) > >00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 > >Controller (rev 81) > >00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 > >Controller (rev 81) > >00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) > >00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800 > >South] > >00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] > >HyperTransport Technology Configuration > >00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] > >AddressMap > >00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] > > DRAM Controller > >00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] > >Miscellaneous Control > >01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX > > 5900 Ultra] (rev a1) > > > > > >"pmidi l" shows the following: > > > > Port Client name Port name > > 64:0 EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > > 65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0 > > 65:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1 > > 65:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2 > > 65:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3 > > > > > >"lsmod" shows snd_pcm_oss and snd_mixer_oss: > > > >Module Size Used by > >ppp_deflate 6976 0 > >zlib_deflate 23128 1 ppp_deflate > >bsd_comp 6464 0 > >ppp_async 12864 1 > >crc_ccitt 2496 1 ppp_async > >ppp_generic 28960 7 ppp_deflate,bsd_comp,ppp_async > >slhc 8128 1 ppp_generic > >snd_pcm_oss 56864 0 > >snd_mixer_oss 20032 1 snd_pcm_oss > >md5 4800 1 > >ipv6 282496 12 > >ohci_hcd 22728 0 > >pcspkr 4208 0 > >parport_pc 30632 0 > >parport 41868 1 parport_pc > >ehci_hcd 33224 0 > > > > > >/proc/asound/cards shows: > >0 [Live ]: EMU10K1  Sound Blaster Live! > > Sound Blaster Live! (rev.8, serial:0x80271102) at > > 0xe800, irq 185 > > > > > >/proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data. > > > >EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > > > >Output 0 > > Tx bytes : 4057 > >Input 0 > > Rx bytes : 0 > > > > > >/proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data while a MIDI file is > >"playing" under kmid: > > > >EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > > > >Output 0 > > Tx bytes : 4362 > > Mode : native > > Buffer size : 4096 > > Avail : 4096 > >Input 0 > > Rx bytes : 0 > > > > > >/proc/asound/card0/emu10k1 shows: > > > > > >EMU10K1 > > > >Card : Creative > >Internal TRAM (words) : 0x2000 > >External TRAM (words) : 0x10000 > > > >Effect Send Routing : > >Ch0: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch1: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch2: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch3: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch4: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch5: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch6: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch7: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch8: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch9: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch10: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch11: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch12: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch13: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch14: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch15: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch16: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch17: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch18: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch19: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch20: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch21: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch22: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch23: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch24: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch25: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch26: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch27: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch28: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch29: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch30: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch31: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch32: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch33: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch34: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch35: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch36: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch37: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch38: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch39: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch40: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch41: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch42: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch43: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch44: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch45: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch46: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch47: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch48: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch49: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch50: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch51: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch52: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch53: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch54: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch55: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch56: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch57: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch58: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch59: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch60: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch61: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch62: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Ch63: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > > > >Captured FX Outputs : > > Output 00 [AC97 Left] > > Output 12 [MIC Capture] > > > >All FX Outputs : > > Output 00 [AC97 Left] > > Output 01 [AC97 Right] > > Output 02 [Optical IEC958 Left] > > Output 03 [Optical IEC958 Right] > > Output 04 [Center] > > Output 05 [LFE] > > Output 06 [Headphone Left] > > Output 07 [Headphone Right] > > Output 08 [Surround Left] > > Output 09 [Surround Right] > > Output 10 [PCM Capture Left] > > Output 11 [PCM Capture Right] > > Output 12 [MIC Capture] > > Output 13 [AC97 Surround Left] > > Output 14 [AC97 Surround Right] > > Output 15 [???] > > Output 16 [???] > > Output 17 [Analog Center] > > Output 18 [Analog LFE] > > Output 19 [???] > > Output 20 [???] > > Output 21 [???] > > Output 22 [???] > > Output 23 [???] > > Output 24 [???] > > Output 25 [???] > > Output 26 [???] > > Output 27 [???] > > Output 28 [???] > > Output 29 [???] > > Output 30 [???] > > Output 31 [???] > > > >S/PDIF Output 0 > >Professional Mode : no > >Not Audio Data : no > >Copyright : yes > >Emphasis : none > >Mode : 0 > >Category Code : 0x12 > >Generation Status : original > >Source Mask : 0 > >Channel Number : left > >Sample Rate : 48000Hz > >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > > > >S/PDIF Output 1 > >Professional Mode : no > >Not Audio Data : no > >Copyright : yes > >Emphasis : none > >Mode : 0 > >Category Code : 0x12 > >Generation Status : original > >Source Mask : 0 > >Channel Number : left > >Sample Rate : 48000Hz > >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > > > >S/PDIF Output 2/3 > >Professional Mode : no > >Not Audio Data : no > >Copyright : yes > >Emphasis : none > >Mode : 0 > >Category Code : 0x12 > >Generation Status : original > >Source Mask : 0 > >Channel Number : left > >Sample Rate : 48000Hz > >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > > > >CDROM S/PDIF > >Professional Mode : yes > >Not Audio Data : yes > >Copyright : yes > >Emphasis : 7 > >Mode : 3 > >Category Code : 0x7f > >Generation Status : original > >Source Mask : 15 > >Channel Number : 15 > >Sample Rate : 15Hz > >Clock Accuracy : unknown > >S/PDIF Locked : off > >Rate Locked : off > >Estimated Sample Rate : 0x0 > > > >General purpose S/PDIF > >Professional Mode : yes > >Not Audio Data : yes > > > > > > > >SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies > >from IBM. Find simple to follow Roadmaps, straightforward articles, > >informative Webcasts and more! Get everything you need to get up to > >speed, fast. http://ads.osdn.com/?ad_id=7477&alloc_id=16492&op=click > >_______________________________________________ > >Alsauser mailing list > >Alsauser@... > >https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsauser > >  > SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies > from IBM. Find simple to follow Roadmaps, straightforward articles, > informative Webcasts and more! Get everything you need to get up to > speed, fast. http://ads.osdn.com/?ad_id=7477&alloc_id=16492&op=click > _______________________________________________ > Alsauser mailing list > Alsauser@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsauser 
From: James CourtierDutton <James@su...>  20050625 21:56:53

Jonathan Marchand wrote: > Hi, > > I have an Sb Live! 24bit and I managed to make it works with alsa but > I can't hear the 5 speakers without a buggy sound. > It seems I can't have the 48000Hz rate and the six channels :( > I do succeed to have stereo with 44kHz (default) and 48KHz (dmix) and > 5.1 sound in 44KHz (plug:surround51), but in 44KHz the sound is buggy > and the music goes faster that it has to (it's normal though). > Test it with: speakertest c6 Dsurround51 
From: Marcus Merz <mmerz@gm...>  20050625 21:54:57

Could someboby please tell me whether this:  Original Message  From: "Marcus Merz" <mmerz@...> Subject: Re: [Alsauser] Surround Sound (5.1) How do I debugthesetup?(another one) > I have filed a bugreport for alsadriver (ID 0001206): > https://bugtrack.alsaproject.org/alsabug/view.php?id=1206 is still under investigation and if so, whether it is more easily to solve or if it might take more time? Thanks in advance, Marcus 
From: Peter Zubaj <pzad@po...>  20050625 21:21:05

Hi, Use sfxload or asfxload to load soundfond to soundcard. Without this midi synth will be silent (set Synth  or Music volume too). Peter Zubaj g.hinger@... wrote: >Hi, I believe I have a supported audio card but I can't figure out how to get >MIDI hardware synthesis to work on this card under alsa. Other kinds of >sounds work under alsa such as using Noatun to play MP3 files or CD audio. >Attempts to play MIDI's always result in silence. Any help you can give would >be greatly appreciated! > >I've read various websites and it seems a lot of them have obsolete or bad >advice so I'm hoping this list can help. > >The card is a Creatlive Labs Sound Blaster Live! Value (CT4830) sound card. >MIDI's play properly using Windows. I can't get it to work under kernel >2.6.11.10 with /proc/asound/version being "Advanced Linux Sound Architecture >Driver Version 1.0.8 (Thu Jan 13 09:39:32 2005 > UTC)." > >I have been trying to use kmid and pmidi to play midi's. Choosing different >sequencer outputs didn't help, and choosing different soundfonts in kmid >doesn't help. > >My card has a large number of mixer settings under alsamixer, so I set them as >best I could. Some of them are PCM send register values so I tried low >settings (to select lownumbered outputs), but this didn't help. > >I compiled my kernel with sequencer support built in (I am using slamd6410.1 >and make menuconfig did not offer a modular choice for this, only Y or N) . I >have oss PCM and mixer modules. > >I am concerned about whether a soundfont is properly loaded. >/proc/asound/wavetableD1 says there are "SoundFonts: 0", but I think >this file has to do with AWE which my card does not support. Also I heard >about a tool called sfxload but it sounds like that is for AWE only as well. > >It's troubling, but alsaconf doesn't detect my card at ALL. Maybe this tool is >obsolete compared to the rest of alsa?? I hear sound after all... > > >Here is some more of the data I was able to gather... > >"lspci" shows the following: > >00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8385 [K8T800 AGP] Host Bridge >(rev 01) >00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 South] >00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08) >00:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev >08) >00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. >VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) >00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 >Controller (rev 81) >00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 >Controller (rev 81) >00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 >Controller (rev 81) >00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 >Controller (rev 81) >00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) >00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800 >South] >00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] >HyperTransport Technology Configuration >00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] >AddressMap >00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM >Controller >00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] >Miscellaneous Control >01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX 5900 >Ultra] (rev a1) > > >"pmidi l" shows the following: > > Port Client name Port name > 64:0 EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > 65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0 > 65:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1 > 65:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2 > 65:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3 > > >"lsmod" shows snd_pcm_oss and snd_mixer_oss: > >Module Size Used by >ppp_deflate 6976 0 >zlib_deflate 23128 1 ppp_deflate >bsd_comp 6464 0 >ppp_async 12864 1 >crc_ccitt 2496 1 ppp_async >ppp_generic 28960 7 ppp_deflate,bsd_comp,ppp_async >slhc 8128 1 ppp_generic >snd_pcm_oss 56864 0 >snd_mixer_oss 20032 1 snd_pcm_oss >md5 4800 1 >ipv6 282496 12 >ohci_hcd 22728 0 >pcspkr 4208 0 >parport_pc 30632 0 >parport 41868 1 parport_pc >ehci_hcd 33224 0 > > >/proc/asound/cards shows: >0 [Live ]: EMU10K1  Sound Blaster Live! > Sound Blaster Live! (rev.8, serial:0x80271102) at 0xe800, >irq 185 > > >/proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data. > >EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > >Output 0 > Tx bytes : 4057 >Input 0 > Rx bytes : 0 > > >/proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data while a MIDI file is >"playing" under kmid: > >EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) > >Output 0 > Tx bytes : 4362 > Mode : native > Buffer size : 4096 > Avail : 4096 >Input 0 > Rx bytes : 0 > > >/proc/asound/card0/emu10k1 shows: > > >EMU10K1 > >Card : Creative >Internal TRAM (words) : 0x2000 >External TRAM (words) : 0x10000 > >Effect Send Routing : >Ch0: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch1: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch2: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch3: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch4: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch5: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch6: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch7: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch8: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch9: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch10: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch11: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch12: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch13: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch14: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch15: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch16: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch17: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch18: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch19: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch20: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch21: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch22: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch23: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch24: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch25: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch26: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch27: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch28: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch29: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch30: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch31: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch32: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch33: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch34: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch35: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch36: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch37: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch38: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch39: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch40: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch41: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch42: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch43: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch44: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch45: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch46: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch47: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch48: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch49: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch50: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch51: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch52: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch53: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch54: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch55: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch56: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch57: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch58: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch59: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch60: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch61: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch62: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 >Ch63: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 > >Captured FX Outputs : > Output 00 [AC97 Left] > Output 12 [MIC Capture] > >All FX Outputs : > Output 00 [AC97 Left] > Output 01 [AC97 Right] > Output 02 [Optical IEC958 Left] > Output 03 [Optical IEC958 Right] > Output 04 [Center] > Output 05 [LFE] > Output 06 [Headphone Left] > Output 07 [Headphone Right] > Output 08 [Surround Left] > Output 09 [Surround Right] > Output 10 [PCM Capture Left] > Output 11 [PCM Capture Right] > Output 12 [MIC Capture] > Output 13 [AC97 Surround Left] > Output 14 [AC97 Surround Right] > Output 15 [???] > Output 16 [???] > Output 17 [Analog Center] > Output 18 [Analog LFE] > Output 19 [???] > Output 20 [???] > Output 21 [???] > Output 22 [???] > Output 23 [???] > Output 24 [???] > Output 25 [???] > Output 26 [???] > Output 27 [???] > Output 28 [???] > Output 29 [???] > Output 30 [???] > Output 31 [???] > >S/PDIF Output 0 >Professional Mode : no >Not Audio Data : no >Copyright : yes >Emphasis : none >Mode : 0 >Category Code : 0x12 >Generation Status : original >Source Mask : 0 >Channel Number : left >Sample Rate : 48000Hz >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > >S/PDIF Output 1 >Professional Mode : no >Not Audio Data : no >Copyright : yes >Emphasis : none >Mode : 0 >Category Code : 0x12 >Generation Status : original >Source Mask : 0 >Channel Number : left >Sample Rate : 48000Hz >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > >S/PDIF Output 2/3 >Professional Mode : no >Not Audio Data : no >Copyright : yes >Emphasis : none >Mode : 0 >Category Code : 0x12 >Generation Status : original >Source Mask : 0 >Channel Number : left >Sample Rate : 48000Hz >Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm > >CDROM S/PDIF >Professional Mode : yes >Not Audio Data : yes >Copyright : yes >Emphasis : 7 >Mode : 3 >Category Code : 0x7f >Generation Status : original >Source Mask : 15 >Channel Number : 15 >Sample Rate : 15Hz >Clock Accuracy : unknown >S/PDIF Locked : off >Rate Locked : off >Estimated Sample Rate : 0x0 > >General purpose S/PDIF >Professional Mode : yes >Not Audio Data : yes > > > >SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies >from IBM. 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From: <g.hinger@ve...>  20050625 21:02:21

Hi, I believe I have a supported audio card but I can't figure out how to get MIDI hardware synthesis to work on this card under alsa. Other kinds of sounds work under alsa such as using Noatun to play MP3 files or CD audio. Attempts to play MIDI's always result in silence. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! I've read various websites and it seems a lot of them have obsolete or bad advice so I'm hoping this list can help. The card is a Creatlive Labs Sound Blaster Live! Value (CT4830) sound card. MIDI's play properly using Windows. I can't get it to work under kernel 2.6.11.10 with /proc/asound/version being "Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.8 (Thu Jan 13 09:39:32 2005 UTC)." I have been trying to use kmid and pmidi to play midi's. Choosing different sequencer outputs didn't help, and choosing different soundfonts in kmid doesn't help. My card has a large number of mixer settings under alsamixer, so I set them as best I could. Some of them are PCM send register values so I tried low settings (to select lownumbered outputs), but this didn't help. I compiled my kernel with sequencer support built in (I am using slamd6410.1 and make menuconfig did not offer a modular choice for this, only Y or N) . I have oss PCM and mixer modules. I am concerned about whether a soundfont is properly loaded. /proc/asound/wavetableD1 says there are "SoundFonts: 0", but I think this file has to do with AWE which my card does not support. Also I heard about a tool called sfxload but it sounds like that is for AWE only as well. It's troubling, but alsaconf doesn't detect my card at ALL. Maybe this tool is obsolete compared to the rest of alsa?? I hear sound after all... Here is some more of the data I was able to gather... "lspci" shows the following: 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8385 [K8T800 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 01) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 South] 00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08) 00:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 08) 00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) 00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) 00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) 00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) 00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) 00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) 00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800 South] 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] AddressMap 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX 5900 Ultra] (rev a1) "pmidi l" shows the following: Port Client name Port name 64:0 EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) 65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0 65:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1 65:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2 65:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3 "lsmod" shows snd_pcm_oss and snd_mixer_oss: Module Size Used by ppp_deflate 6976 0 zlib_deflate 23128 1 ppp_deflate bsd_comp 6464 0 ppp_async 12864 1 crc_ccitt 2496 1 ppp_async ppp_generic 28960 7 ppp_deflate,bsd_comp,ppp_async slhc 8128 1 ppp_generic snd_pcm_oss 56864 0 snd_mixer_oss 20032 1 snd_pcm_oss md5 4800 1 ipv6 282496 12 ohci_hcd 22728 0 pcspkr 4208 0 parport_pc 30632 0 parport 41868 1 parport_pc ehci_hcd 33224 0 /proc/asound/cards shows: 0 [Live ]: EMU10K1  Sound Blaster Live! Sound Blaster Live! (rev.8, serial:0x80271102) at 0xe800, irq 185 /proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data. EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) Output 0 Tx bytes : 4057 Input 0 Rx bytes : 0 /proc/asound/card0/midi0 shows the following data while a MIDI file is "playing" under kmid: EMU10K1 MPU401 (UART) Output 0 Tx bytes : 4362 Mode : native Buffer size : 4096 Avail : 4096 Input 0 Rx bytes : 0 /proc/asound/card0/emu10k1 shows: EMU10K1 Card : Creative Internal TRAM (words) : 0x2000 External TRAM (words) : 0x10000 Effect Send Routing : Ch0: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch1: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch2: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch3: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch4: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch5: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch6: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch7: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch8: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch9: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch10: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch11: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch12: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch13: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch14: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch15: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch16: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch17: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch18: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch19: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch20: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch21: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch22: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch23: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch24: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch25: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch26: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch27: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch28: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch29: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch30: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch31: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch32: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch33: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch34: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch35: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch36: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch37: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch38: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch39: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch40: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch41: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch42: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch43: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch44: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch45: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch46: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch47: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch48: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch49: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch50: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch51: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch52: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch53: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch54: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch55: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch56: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch57: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch58: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch59: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch60: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch61: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch62: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Ch63: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3 Captured FX Outputs : Output 00 [AC97 Left] Output 12 [MIC Capture] All FX Outputs : Output 00 [AC97 Left] Output 01 [AC97 Right] Output 02 [Optical IEC958 Left] Output 03 [Optical IEC958 Right] Output 04 [Center] Output 05 [LFE] Output 06 [Headphone Left] Output 07 [Headphone Right] Output 08 [Surround Left] Output 09 [Surround Right] Output 10 [PCM Capture Left] Output 11 [PCM Capture Right] Output 12 [MIC Capture] Output 13 [AC97 Surround Left] Output 14 [AC97 Surround Right] Output 15 [???] Output 16 [???] Output 17 [Analog Center] Output 18 [Analog LFE] Output 19 [???] Output 20 [???] Output 21 [???] Output 22 [???] Output 23 [???] Output 24 [???] Output 25 [???] Output 26 [???] Output 27 [???] Output 28 [???] Output 29 [???] Output 30 [???] Output 31 [???] S/PDIF Output 0 Professional Mode : no Not Audio Data : no Copyright : yes Emphasis : none Mode : 0 Category Code : 0x12 Generation Status : original Source Mask : 0 Channel Number : left Sample Rate : 48000Hz Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm S/PDIF Output 1 Professional Mode : no Not Audio Data : no Copyright : yes Emphasis : none Mode : 0 Category Code : 0x12 Generation Status : original Source Mask : 0 Channel Number : left Sample Rate : 48000Hz Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm S/PDIF Output 2/3 Professional Mode : no Not Audio Data : no Copyright : yes Emphasis : none Mode : 0 Category Code : 0x12 Generation Status : original Source Mask : 0 Channel Number : left Sample Rate : 48000Hz Clock Accuracy : 1000ppm CDROM S/PDIF Professional Mode : yes Not Audio Data : yes Copyright : yes Emphasis : 7 Mode : 3 Category Code : 0x7f Generation Status : original Source Mask : 15 Channel Number : 15 Sample Rate : 15Hz Clock Accuracy : unknown S/PDIF Locked : off Rate Locked : off Estimated Sample Rate : 0x0 General purpose S/PDIF Professional Mode : yes Not Audio Data : yes 
From: Jonathan Marchand <jonathlela@gm...>  20050625 20:14:39

Hi, I have an Sb Live! 24bit and I managed to make it works with alsa but I can't hear the 5 speakers without a buggy sound. It seems I can't have the 48000Hz rate and the six channels :( I do succeed to have stereo with 44kHz (default) and 48KHz (dmix) and 5.1 sound in 44KHz (plug:surround51), but in 44KHz the sound is buggy and the music goes faster that it has to (it's normal though). I configure asound like this : =20 pcm.dmixs51 { type dmix ipc_key 1024 slave { pcm "hw:0,0" rate 48000 channels 6 period_time 0 period_size 1024 buffer_time 0 buffer_size 4096 } } pcm.duplicate { type plug slave.pcm "dmixs51" slave.channels 6 route_policy duplicate } When I try to hear some musics with plug:duplicate, I have this error: ALSA lib pcm_params.c:2154:(snd_pcm_hw_refine_slave) Slave PCM not usable It seems that I can get dmixs51 as a pcm slave. In fact, I can change the rate only within a hardware pcm and I can't load a dmix slave. So, I don't see any solutions for my problem. Therefore, I saw in differents forum that we can load a dmix as a pcm slave, I don' t know why it doesn't work for me. I'll be glad if someone has a solution (and sorry for my poor english). Jonathan Marchand 
From: James CourtierDutton <James@su...>  20050625 17:16:12

Mikhail Ramendik wrote: > Hello, > > Which version of alsa is in the 2.6.11 kernel? And was the version changes in > any of the 2.6.11.x releases? > > Need this to compile the right libs and do some old tests again... > cat /proc/asound/version will tell you which alsadriver version is in the kernel. 
From: Mikhail Ramendik <mr@ra...>  20050625 17:10:44

Hello, Which version of alsa is in the 2.6.11 kernel? And was the version changes in any of the 2.6.11.x releases? Need this to compile the right libs and do some old tests again...  Yours, Mikhail Ramendik 
From: Karsten Jeppesen <karsten@je...>  20050625 00:50:38

OK  I think I found this one out, but I would still like to have some from the development team to comment if possible. Xine opens "default" to play the 2.0 sound of the menu. When Xine tries to open "plug:surround51" to play the movie in surround sound, then snd_pcm_open returns a device unavailable or resource busy. I formed the hypothesis that not enough time had passed from closing the 2.0 stream to opening the 5.1 stream. First I inserted snd_pcm_drop just before every snd_pcm_close. That made no difference. Then I replaced the snd_pcm_open with a for ( err=1; err < 0;) { err = snd_pcm_open(...) if ( err < 0 ) sleep(1); done Crude  I know  but it fixes the problem. Now  my question is: How would this be done the *correct* way??? Karsten Karsten Jeppesen wrote: > Slightly Off Topic..... > > The traffic on the xine list is a bit slow, so I am going to see if I > can fix this problem myself, but I need a little Alsa assistance: > > My question is how you handle this situation: > The menu system of a DVD is in 2.0 sound > The movie itself is in 5.1 sound. > Target is to be using 5.1 sound. > I assume (not knowing) that 2.0 sound must be played as 2.0 sound. > > xine plays the 2.0 sound correctly but once the movie is about to > start xine croaks on the 5.1 sound. The error is that snd_pcm_open > fails with a "resource busy". > If I remaster the DVD and remove the soundtrack from the menu, then > the 5.1 sound plays fine and correct. > This smells of that the 2.0 sound is either not done playing, or the > 2.0 stream was not closed before the 5.1 is attempted to be opened. > I simply don't know enough about the Alsa API. > > Enlightenment please :) > > Karsten > 