[PlanetCCRMA] still working on sound issues for FC5

tom poe tompoe@fngi.net
Sat Aug 5 17:14:01 2006

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Mark Knecht wrote:
> On 8/4/06, tom poe <tompoe@fngi.net> wrote:
>> 00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev
>> 04)
>>        Subsystem: Creative Labs CT4850 SBLive! Value
>>        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
>>        I/O ports at 10a0 [size=32]
>>        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
>> root@dhcppc0 heather]# cat /proc/asound/cards
>> 0 [Live           ]: EMU10K1 - SBLive! Value [CT4670]
>>                      SBLive! Value [CT4670] (rev.4, serial:0x201102) at
>> 0x10a0, irq 11
>> Do the readings above look reasonable?  I'm searching for why the
>> computer has system sounds, but microphone only works when testing
>> microphone -> speakers.  When I bring up softphone (xlite) or audacity,
>> there's no recording/delay or any sound output.
>> Any help appreciated.
>> Tom
> Tom,
>   I don't have an SB but they look reasonable. Some things to look at:
> 1) Is some other app or sound server (like esd) grabbing Alsa and
> getting in the way of normal usage? Check your process list for
> everything that could be audio related.
> 2) If you run alsamixer have you unmuted everything required to get
> the mic input to work? Have you brought up mic volume?
> - Mark
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Thanks, Mark:  On my machine, FC5,
ps -ef | grep esd
tom       2233     1  0 Aug03 ?        00:00:09 /usr/bin/esd -terminate 
-nobeeps -as 2 -spawnfd 18

I asked my daughter (she's up in Minneapolis) and hers is the same.  
I've now got her next step to stop and start alsa and report what 
happens.  I installed FC5 on my machine, and on hers.  I don't remeber 
which setup I used for my install, and which setup I chose for hers.  
Something is blocking the path to /dev/dsp, on her machine when she 
tries the microphone recording.

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