[CentOS] Firfox plugins but no sound
lazydog at zoominternet.net
Thu Nov 15 23:53:00 UTC 2007
On Thu November 15 2007 06:04, James Pearson wrote:
> If you have a 64 bit distro installed, then aplay will be 64 bit -
> file `which aplay`
Nope, but rpm -qa | grep alsa-util told me that I have the 64bit installed,
which by the way does work fine.
> should confirm this. To run the 32 bit version you will need to download
> the 32 bit (i386) alsa-utils RPM - but don't install it. Extract the 32
> bit aplay binary by doing something like:
> cd /tmp
> rpm2cpio alsa-utils-1.0.6-6.i386.rpm | cpio -idmv ./usr/bin/aplay
Roger, downloaded and extracted file.
> However, as you are running CentOS4, you will need to make sure the
> snd_ioctl32 kernel module is loaded - it isn't by default i.e.
> modprobe snd_ioctl32
> Then test with the 32 bit aplay:
> alsaunmute 0
> /tmp/usr/bin/aplay /usr/share/system-config-soundcard/sound-sample.wav
No joy. it give the following output:
ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:549:(snd_pcm_hw_start) SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_START failed: Broken
and just sit there until I hit CTL-C
> Same as mine ... however, I had lots of issues with 32 bit apps and
> sound on 64 bit CentOS4 (not necessarily this sound card) - in the end I
> 'upgraded' to the ALSA 1.0.15 kernel drivers, libs and utils - which
> works much better
Might have to walk down this same path Thnx for all your help and time.
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