Yep, it's another "sound woes" post. Flee while ye can...
I finally stuck in my trusty Ensonique 1371, because I was getting even more grief from my onboard sound - all sorts of weird squealing and squeaking, despite Cactus' fix. So now the Ensonique is snd-card-0, my CD audio connector thingamabob (no, I don't know the technical term for it :oops: ) is hooked up properly, and the snd-via82xx module is on hotplug's blacklist... But my sound woes are not over.
You see, I installed KDE... And now, when I boot into it, I get the error message "Cannot connect to default: sound server is busy. Sound will be rerouted to null output." I can configure ARTS to use ALSA, I can configure it to use JACK, whatever... But I still get the same error message, except that whatever server I specified replaces "default" in the message.
Yes, I've got the right channels unmuted. Yes, I did that with KMix, and also used alsamixer just to be sure.
On my old box, the IBM FrankenPC that I have condemned to the basement, this sound card never gave me problems. It's the same hardware as before; so why does Linux sound support suck so much all of the sudden? :?
Okay... Just removed Ensonque 1371 and switched back to onboard sound to see if that will work. It doesn't... Yes, I configured all the channels right. KDE just gives me this stupid "cannot connect to sound server" error on startup... WTF is this about? Is this a KDE problem or something? Does ARTS suck?
I have the same problem:
... snd_intel8x0m 19524 0 snd_intel8x0 34336 2 snd_ac97_codec 78176 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0 snd_pcm_oss 56612 0 snd_mixer_oss 21120 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 101252 5 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 27140 1 snd_pcm snd 59108 10 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer soundcore 10848 1 snd snd_page_alloc 10244 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm ...
ls -l /dev/sound/
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 12 2005-03-05 09:36 adsp crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 4 2005-03-05 09:36 audio crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 3 2005-03-05 09:36 dsp crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 0 2005-03-05 09:36 mixer
Permissions set properly... Yep, I'm in the audio group too.
Okay, solved. I think that last uDev upgrade knocked me out of the audio group or something... :? Anyway, I added myself to the audio group and swapped jackd for ALSA alone. Now sound works fine.
(Of course, Noatun's sound output sucks something awful... Same with Juk and Kaboodle. I'll have to use Cactus' fix for via82xx.)
Im having the same problem w/ my Nforce2 chipset can any one explain the fix a little better, I'm still a little green when it comes to linux.
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