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    cannot open audio


    i cant seem to configure my sound device.. i had it working before its a soundblaster live pci job. any ideas?

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    What kernel version and driver? And does it give you any errors or just not play?
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    the kernel version is: 2.4.20 useing the emu10k1 driver. it worked before my last kernel compile. now xmms just givs that standard error message

    "couldnt open audio"

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    You might have to recompile the drivers for the new kern. compile. Also check to see if xmms's output plugin is the correct one.
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    Does the dirver stay loaded (check with lsmod)? If it doesn't, does it load successfully at all with modprobe?

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    what is the correct output plugin for xmms? i only have 3 listed none of which work: OSS esound and diskwriter plugins

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    OSS is usually the best one.

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    ok thnx for the help i got it working after some work. Now i am trying to configure "cvoicecontrol" it seems like a cool app (developement has ceased though) and it compiles/installs np but when it comes to the "adjust mixer" part i end up shouting at my microphone for ages and nothing happens.. to test that recording works it gives these commands as examples:


    Start the recording at a command prompt by typing:

    dd if=/dev/dspW of=/tmp/example.raw bs=8192 count=100

    Let the recording run for a few seconds then interrupt by pressing Ctrl-c. Now you can play the recorded stuff on the audio device by typing

    cat /tmp/example.raw > /dev/dspW

    If you can hear what you expected your microphone works fine. If not, oops!
    ______


    this produces a zero byte document in the tmp folder... :/ i do get audio from the microphone.. it amplifies my voice i mean but i cant seem to record??

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