Install VIA8233A in Debian, using ALSA
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
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:
BUT I CAN'T HEAR A THING!
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:
The XMMS doesn't work either. It just locks when I press PLAY.
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:
(pid 503 - or another number, doesn't matter - is aplay-0.9)
Storing ALSA mixer settings...done.
Shutting down ALSA sound driver (version 0.9.0beta10): no. (sound is being used by pid 503 )