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Bug 111541 - alsa-driver 1.0.10_rc2 failed to provide any sound
Summary: alsa-driver 1.0.10_rc2 failed to provide any sound
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Sound Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-05 04:43 UTC by guillaume
Modified: 2005-12-08 04:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description guillaume 2005-11-05 04:43:21 UTC
I emerge last version (ie 1.0.10_rc2) of alsa-driver, alsa-oss and alsa-utils.
There was no error of emerging. All the config files were good, channels were
unmuted. However when I play some wav, mp3, ogg files, I cannot hear anything.
What is strange is that a cat /dev/urandom>/dev/dsp produces the usual crap sounds.

I emerge back with 1.0.9b versions and all is working fine !

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

[root@gui - 13:40:09 - ~] # emerge info
Portage 2.0.53_rc7 (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-3.4.4, glibc-2.3.5-r3,
2.6.13-gentoo-r3 i686)
System uname: 2.6.13-gentoo-r3 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) MP 2400+
Gentoo Base System version 1.12.0_pre9
dev-lang/python:     2.2.3-r5, 2.3.5, 2.4.2
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.13
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.20
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-mp -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/env
/usr/kde/3.4/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-mp -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="3dnow 3dnowex 3dnowext X aac aalib acpi alsa apm arts artswrappersuid avi
bash-completion berkdb bigger-fonts bindist bitmap-fonts bonobo bootsplash
browserplugin cdparanoia cdr chroot crypt cscope cups curl dga directfb
divx4linux dv dvb dvd dvdr dvdread eds emboss encode esd evo fam fbcon ffmpeg
flac foomaticdb fortran gd gdbm ggi gif gnome gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2
gtkhtml guile hal imagemagick imap imlib ipv6 jack java jikes jpeg junit kde
kdeenablefinal kdexdeltas kipi libg++ libwww lirc lm_sensors mad mikmod mmx
mmxext motif mozilla mp3 mpeg nas ncurses nls nptl nvidia ogg oggvorbis opengl
oss pam pdflib perl png python qt quicktime readline real ruby samba scanner sdl
slang slp speex spell sse ssl svga tcltk tcpd tetex theora tiff truetype
truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode usb vorbis win32codecs x86 xine xml xml2
xmms xosd xv xvid zlib linguas_fr userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Comment 1 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-05 06:06:50 UTC
Did you update alsa-lib, too? Did you remove alsa support from in-kernel? 
Comment 2 Thomas Heiserowski 2005-11-06 02:46:16 UTC
I had the same problem. My sources kernel sources are alsa-compatible since alsa
and friends are build as modules.

My solution for the problem:

1) emerge alsa-driver alsa-lib alsa-headers

The latter were not a available a few days ago.

2) depmod -a

modprobe was always looking for the wrong modules. Maybe it should be included
in the alsa-driver ebuild?

3) alsamixer

Unmute the master and pcm channels (set volume to at least 50 and press "M").

Comment 3 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-06 03:29:11 UTC
We're *not* going to support if you build alsa as module in-kernel and then 
emerge alsa-driver. 
To use alsa-driver, you should enable only sound card support and *disable* 
alsa in kernel. 
Comment 4 guillaume 2005-11-08 10:30:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> We're *not* going to support if you build alsa as module in-kernel and then 
> emerge alsa-driver. 
> To use alsa-driver, you should enable only sound card support and *disable* 
> alsa in kernel. 

(In reply to comment #1)
> Did you update alsa-lib, too? Did you remove alsa support from in-kernel? 

I don't emerge alsa-lib directly but (dependency ?) I got alsa-lib-1.0.10_rc2
I don't have any alsa support in my kernel
# Sound

# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
# CONFIG_SND is not set

Comment 5 Markus Ullmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-08 16:03:23 UTC
I had the same problem and I did the following steps to get it (partially) working:

1. Boot up normal
2. /etc/init.d/alsasound stop
3. rc-update del alsasound
4. rm /etc/asound.state
4. power off the computer
5. boot up again
6. /etc/init.d/alsasound start
7. unmute soundcard

As for now xmms, kde-sounds and psi sounds are working,
skype seems to open the device but you can't hear anything.
Comment 6 Markus Ullmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-24 11:00:20 UTC
Seems to be solved by alsa team in 1.0.10_rc3
Comment 7 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-08 04:50:11 UTC
Fixed by upstream then.