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I use Debian 3.0 [Woody], the bf24 flavour. I installed alsa-base, alsa-utils and alsaconf using dselect. Then I installed alsa-modules-2.4.16-k7 (Because I have an Athlon XP). This required the installation ...
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- 05-29-2005 #1
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Install VIA8233A in Debian, using ALSA
I installed alsa-base, alsa-utils and alsaconf using dselect.
Then I installed alsa-modules-2.4.16-k7 (Because I have an Athlon XP). This required the installation
of kernel-image-2.4.16-k7, which uses initrd.
(I think I installed all these OK, because 'uname -r' gives me 2.4.16-k7 (It gave me '2.4.18-bf24' before)
Then I used alsaconf to configure my VIA8233A chipset. (It created the file /etc/alsa/modutils/0.5,
which I moved to 0.9, because my driver is 0.9beta12, but alsaconf is 0.4.3-b4) Then I unmuted most
of the channels with alsamixer and set the volume to ~half.
lsmod gives me:
Module Size Used by Tainted: P af_packet 11912 1 (autoclean) tap0 2528 1 (autoclean) snd-seq-oss 23264 0 (unused) snd-seq-midi-event 2920 0 [snd-seq-oss] snd-seq 37196 2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event] snd-seq-device 3968 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq] snd-pcm-oss 35744 1 snd-mixer-oss 9184 0 [snd-pcm-oss] snd-card-via8233 4896 3 snd-pcm 48576 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-card-via8233] snd-timer 10432 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm] snd-ac97-codec 23232 0 [snd-card-via8233] snd 25352 2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd- mixer-oss snd-card-via8233 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec] soundcore 3684 5 [snd] vfat 9500 1 (autoclean) fat 29720 0 (autoclean) [vfat] nls_cp437 4384 5 (autoclean) ntfs 47712 3 (autoclean) apm 8908 0 keybdev 1696 0 (unused) usbkbd 2944 0 (unused) input 3424 0 [keybdev usbkbd] usb-uhci 21412 0 (unused) usbcore 49536 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci] rtc 5560 0 (autoclean) ide-disk 6816 6 (autoclean) ide-probe-mod 8096 0 (autoclean) ide-mod 131436 6 (autoclean) [ide-disk ide-probe-mod] ext3 55872 1 (autoclean) jbd 35016 1 (autoclean) [ext3] unix 14020 119 (autoclean)
echo-ing something (e.g. a .au file) to /dev/dsp doesn't seem to work, as I hear nothing and the
console is locked (until I press CTRL+C and get:
bash: /dev/dsp: Interrupted system call
Can anyone tell me what am I supposed to do in such case?
NOTE: Something else: doing
(or even force-stop or force-restart) gives me:
Storing ALSA mixer settings...done. Shutting down ALSA sound driver (version 0.9.0beta10): no. (sound is being used by pid 503 )