The ebuild for xmms-1.2.7-r20 hangs in the configure script trying to check for
newpcm drive on a Dell C400 Laptop. Here is the output:
checking for FreeBSD newpcm driver...
It never moves beyond this point.
Does the file /dev/sndstat exist on your machine? Which sound sub-system are you using? ALSA version, etc.
$ ls -ald /dev/sndstat
crw------- 1 foo audio 14, 4 Jun 20 14:41 /dev/sndstat
$ file /dev/sndstat
/dev/sndstat: character special (14/4)
I use fluxbox without a sound subsystem. ALSA is not running. I enabled
sound by loading the i810_audio module and runing the "/usr/sbin/MAKEDEV
I currently have version 1.2.7-r12 of xmms loaded. It emerged with no
issues when initially loaded September 2002.
So, does the following command hang on your machine:
grep 'newpcm' /dev/sndstat 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null
As r12 is no longer in portage i'm going to have to back and see if this was patched out in the past.
> So, does the following command hang on your machine:
> grep 'newpcm' /dev/sndstat 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null
Yes. This command hangs on my machine.
There doesn't appear to be anything special in r12. So, something must have changed in the kernel.
Can you access /dev/sndstat at all? Does cat /dev/sndstat also hang?
My suspicion is that the way you have setup the sound subsystem is incorrect. - this is the only incident for this issue. Would you be willing to try using ALSA and see if that solves the problem?
> Can you access /dev/sndstat at all?
> Does cat /dev/sndstat also hang?
This command floods the terminal with a lot of binary characters. It does not seem to end. I am not sure if this is what you mean by "hang".
> My suspicion is that the way you have setup the sound subsystem is incorrect. -
> this is the only incident for this issue. Would you be willing to try using
> ALSA and see if that solves the problem?
An incorrect sound configuration would not surprise me, but all my sound utilities seem to work correctly. I will try ALSA, however, to see if it resolves the problem.
BTW, which kernel is this? I noticed Alan Cox put back some fixes for i810 in 2.6 pre series...
I am running the Linux 2.4.21-ac1 sources. I was going to hold out on the 2.6 pre series for a while.
Reopen if this isn't resolved with alsa.