ok, general specs
custom kernel, 2.6
alsa is modules
output from lsmod:
Module Size Used by
snd_seq_oss 30976 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6272 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 48144 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 49320 0
snd_mixer_oss 17408 1 snd_pcm_oss
fglrx 209572 9
agpgart 26792 0
snd_cmipci 29444 1
snd_pcm 84360 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_cmipci
snd_page_alloc 8712 1 snd_pcm
snd_opl3_lib 9088 1 snd_cmipci
snd_timer 21124 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib
snd_hwdep 7044 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401_uart 6016 1 snd_cmipci
snd_rawmidi 20260 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6408 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi
snd 45796 15 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_timer,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7264 1 snd
with the gnome volume control applet, when i try to change the volume it doesn't work, the slider moves back to 0. if i try to go into the actual gnome-volume-control i get an error message saying "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found"
alsamixer from the console works. xmms works with alsa, oss, and esd as outputs.
another bit of info that might help, is that gstreamer only recognizes esd, and no oss or alsa.
so...any clues on how i can get gnome working with sound? thanx.
don't know if this will help, I'm using xfce not gnome but I recall there was a package named gnome-alsa-mixer
or something like that...
maybe you need that one
gnome-alsamixer works. but i'd like to be able to use the gnome volume control. reason being, it can be set a keyboard shortcut allowing me to change volumes on the fly...whereas right now, i'd have to manually open up gnome-alsamixer just to change the volume...which is annoying to say the least.
at first i thought it was because i compiled all of alsa built in, but then i tried recompiling my kernel as modules, and still no dice. alsaconf + a reboot didn't do the trick either.
permissions under /dev/snd/* are set to 666, i have no clue what else could be wrong...
run as user: gconf-editor
Browse to system->gstreamer->0.8->default and change the value for audiosink to alsasink
thanks for the suggestions...sorry for this thread, i found an older thread with the same problem.
running gst-register fixed my problems. thanks all.