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  1. #1

    Unhappy Help with USB Audio

    This is not my first time using linux but it is my very first cry for help.
    I am trying to get a "Altec Lansing XT1" usb speakers/soundcard to work.

    Debian Testing - 2.6.12-1.686

    At first I was getting errors when trying to: modprobe snd-usb-audio, so I recompiled alsa-source and that fixed this problem. Now when I start artsd I get the following error:
    "artsd: pcm.c:663: snd_pcm_close: Assertion `pcm' failed. Aborted"
    If I try to start arts from the KDE control panel I get: "The application Soundserver (artsd) crashed and caused the signal 6..."
    I recompiled arts and still the same error. *Note* This does not happen if I am using the internal speakers and soundcard (snd-intel8x0). I do believe that drivers are loaded correctly because I can: mpg321 -o alsa <mp3file> no problems and sound comes out correctly and kmix/alsamixer work too.

    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04d2:9801 Altec Lansing Technologies

    cat /proc/asound/cards:
    0 [Audio]: USB-Audio - Altec Lansing XT1 - USB Audio Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. Altec Lansing XT1 - USB Audio at usb-0000:00:1

    What is going on? Anyone please help I have hammering at this for days. Reinstalled 3 times now after hacking up my system horribly! Hope somebody can give me a clue cause I am stumped!

  2. #2
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    It might be permissions on the device. Could you post the output of

    ls -l /dev/sound/
    To be good, you must first be bad. "Newbie" is a rank, not a slight.

  3. #3

    ... usb problems

    I'm just dealing with a similar problem, but my device is different (Ego Sys U24). Did you try what suggested on ?
    Did you test the card playing with aplay??


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