Hi! I've been using Linux for 2 1/2 years but am new to Arch. I have used Slackware and Fedora Core. Right now I'm dual booting with Arch and Fedora Core on a P3 tower. My sound card is an ESS Solo and I just used pacman to update my system to kernel 126.96.36.199-ARCH and then used alsaconf to setup alsa for my soundcard....this all went smoothly with no errors. I checked alsamixer to make sure the sliders were up and the output plugin that xmms is using is alsa.
When I try to stream music with xmms I get an error that reads:
Please check that:
Your soundcard is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the soundcard
Also, /lib/modules/188.8.131.52-ARCH exists and lsmod shows my soundcard.
xmms is set to use OSS output... you can do two things:
1) *recommended* switch xmms to output to the default alsa device
2) modprobe snd-pcm-oss in addition to your alsa module, to enable oss support
Oh, and if this is a faulty kernel-how would I use pacman to install a new kernel?
that modprobe didn't seem to do anything and xmms is already setup to play using alsa. No sound-mplayer gives an error too.
To reinstall the kernel, just do:
pacman -S kernel26
and answer yes to the question (Upgrade anyway?).
Reinstalling the same kernel didn't do anything on reboot. Could I use a different kernel with pacman...say 2.6.9?
Why would it be a kernel issue that you don't have sound? Have you followed the wiki to setting up ur sound card?
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