Sound not working on 64bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Creative XFi

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sibin
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Sound not working on 64bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Creative XFi

Postby sibin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi,

I have the following configuration:
Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit
Creative CFi XTreme Sound card

I recently installed OSS because ALSA was not working. I followed the instructions here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound
and also this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9872284&postcount=4

In fact, when I followed the instructions in the latter, i.e. the ./CPanel.sh -r I get the following output:
Audio currently set to
OSS is already loaded.
Audio is muted

Unmuting audio...
Press ENTER to continue, or CTRL-C to exit.
OSS not installed properly.
Please run ./CPanel.sh -1, reboot, and run ./CPanel.sh -2


I followed the instructions, i.e. ./CPanel.sh -1, reboot and then ./CPanel.sh -2.

It seems to build OSS from source and then does an audio playback test, the output of which is:
*** Scanning sound adapter #-1 ***
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0 (audio engine 0): HD Audio play pcm1
Note! Device is in use (by PID 0/VMIX) but will try anyway
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47970.00 Hz (-0.06%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm1 (audio engine 1): HD Audio play pcm2
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> Device returned error: Input/output error
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm2 (audio engine 2): HD Audio play pcm3
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> Device returned error: Input/output error
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm3 (audio engine 3): HD Audio play pcm4
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> Device returned error: Input/output error
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm4 (audio engine 4): HD Audio play pcm5
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> Device returned error: Input/output error
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout0 (audio engine 5): HD Audio play spdifout1
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 48005.00 Hz (0.01%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin0 (audio engine 6): HD Audio rec linein
- Skipping input only device
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin1 (audio engine 7): HD Audio rec fp-mic
- Skipping input only device
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdin0 (audio engine 8): HD Audio rec spdifin2
- Skipping input only device

*** Some errors were detected during the tests ***


A couple of times that I tried this it actually played the test music (for pcm4) but now it doesn't even do that. Even though I could hear the test sounds, I can't seem to hear anything else (local music/radio/youtube videos/etc.).

I have attached the outputs of
ossinfo -v3
ossmix

I would be grateful for any help with this issue. I have been trying for days to get this to work.
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Output of ossmix
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cesium
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Re: Sound not working on 64bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Creative XFi

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:49 pm

So osstest works via pcm4 alone, right? You probably need to change the default output to pcm4 so programs will use it.

See http://www.opensound.com/wiki/index.php ... und_output , but instead of pcm0 use pcm4.

sibin
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Re: Sound not working on 64bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Creative XFi

Postby sibin » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Thanks, that fixed it. Though now, occasionally sound stops working when I click on the sound panel to adjust the volume. How do I prevent that or get it working immediately again?

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Re: Sound not working on 64bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Creative XFi

Postby cesium » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:11 am

"occasionally sound stops working when I click on the sound panel to adjust the volume"

Possibly you haven't reattached vmix? Can multiple players work at the same time? Can you post new output of 'ossinfo -v3'? Also, you can try to use the ossxmix mixer (see the tips page on how to make it autostart if you want to).


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