[PlanetCCRMA] ALSA 1.0.9 and ARTS

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun May 22 17:39:01 2005

On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 01:38, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> Hi:
> I think my config is messed up.  I know have upgraded with CCRMA and 
> KDE-Redhat repos.  When starting Arts, I get the following:
> unix_connect: can't connect to server 
> (unix:/tmp/mcop-jeff/kubik_brooks_com-1f7a-42903afe)
> ALSA lib pcm_softvol.c:689:(parse_control_id) field card is not an 
> integer
> Error while initializing the sound driver:
> device: default can't be opened for playback (Invalid argument)

I would try removing the previous alsa mixer configuration and redoing
it. To remove it:
  rm /etc/asound.state
Then start alsamixer or your favorite gui mixer (gamix, for example) and
set levels, unmute outputs and so on and so forth. 

Then store the configuration:
  /usr/sbin/alsactl store

You can restart the alsa driver to see if things are working:
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound stop
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start

-- Fernando

> [jeff@kubik alsa]$ rpm -q arts
> arts-1.4.0-1.2.kde
> [jeff@kubik alsa]$ rpm -q alsa-lib
> alsa-lib-1.0.9-0.1.rc1.rhfc3.ccrma
> I re-built the arts SRPM against the newer alsa-lib; but, that didn't 
> work.
> What should I do next?
> thanks,