[CM] snd: cannot set hardware parameters for default

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:29:55 -0800

On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 10:15 +0100, andersvi@extern.uio.no wrote:
> Indeed, there has been something weird with snd and sndplay for some
> time.
> Ive only tested jack-enabled versions.  Since some time near spring
> 2007, neither recent self-built jack-enabled versions or disted
> versions from planetccrma (tested with snd-utils rpms for fc6 or fc7
> from june 8th and december 7th.)  function without jack running.
> Trying to use any of them without jack makes errors which resemble the
> one Funny Zen described.


My wish list for snd would include something like dropping the alsa
driver and using something else, higher level of course. What? Hmmm,
pulseaudio is being used in f8 but I know nothing about it. One idea
that occurred to me a while ago is to try to see if libecasound can be
used to provide the audio i/o services. Ecasound is a very good command
line player (and "digital audio workstation"), properly supports alsa
and jack and I have found it to be very stable and reliable...

-- Fernando