[PlanetCCRMA] introductory question. . . .

Brian Heinrich manager@ckxu.com
Fri Jun 23 12:46:00 2006

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I'm hoping I might be able to clarify some of what's going on by 
replying to some of the suggestions that have been made.

First off, the soundcard is definitely supported 
and when I look at the list of hardware in FC 3, the driver is listed.

If I try to do |apt-get -o Acquire::cdrom::mount=/media/cdrecorder 
install planetccrma-core|, I get

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
          planetccrma-core: Depends: also-lib-devel ( =
        but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

|modinfo soundcore| goes nowhere.

|alsamixer| gets me

    alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or

|/sbin/lsmod| gets me something very different than what one respondent 
suggested.  (I'm assuming there was a switch or something missing. . . .)

|/usr/sbin/alsaconf| results in 'No such file or directory'.  And indeed 
there isn't such a file in /usr/sbin, tho' there is a symlink to alsactl.

Don't know if this additional info helps clarify anything. . . .


On 06/21/2006 09:25 PM (-0600 UTC), Brian Heinrich wrote:

<snip />

> Because we're running a pirated version of Windows -- and because I'd 
> rather keep good relations with IT -- , I'd originally hoped to keep 
> the machine off-line, but it's increasingly looking like that's not 
> going to be possible, because of some problems I've encountered in 
> trying to go the FC 3/CCRMA route.  Not being able to get stuff to 
> install, for instance.  (There was a problem with ALSA and a further 
> problem with the third-party drivers for the sound card.)  That I 
> haven't been able to get any sound hasn't been particularly helpful 
> either.
> Our set-up consists of a 1.4 GHz P-IV with 768 MB of PC133 RAM, a 300 
> GB Seagate IDE drive, and an M-Audio Delta 1010LT sound card.  
> Although the 1010LT lacks balanced outputs, it does have two balanced 
> inputs that are mic/line switchable and don't require a separate mic pre.

<snip />

>   1. for ease of set-up, use, and maintenance, would it make more sense
>      to install FC 4 or FC 5?
>   2. how on earth do I get sound?
> As to the second question, I did read in the archives about disabling 
> on-board sound in the BIOS and rebooting, which I did.  After 
> rebooting, I ran kudzu to get rid of the on-board VIA chipset.  I then 
> tried to run alsamixer from a term, but there was something (which I 
> neglected to note) that wasn't present, and so it wouldn't run.
> Any help you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated.
> /b.

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