On 28 January 2011 19:21, william estrada <MrUmunhum@cruzio.com> wrote:
This is what I get when using -D option:
# aplay -D hw:0,0 /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au
Playing Sparc Audio '/usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au' : Mu-Law, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono
aplay: set_params:1053: Sample format non available
Available formats:
- S16_LE
- S32_LE
All that being said, any ideas?? I have googled but have not found the right answer.

Use "-D plughw:0,0" -- that will take care of the sample rate conversions.

You shouldn't really need a ~/.asoundrc at all -- sound should work perfectly well without it.  Note that Fedora 13 has pulseaudio integrated pretty well and unless you have some specific reason not to use pulseaudio you probably want to leave it alone.  (A specific reason would be something other than "I've heard it's not very good" :-))