daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Apr 3 01:32:09 EDT 2006
On Apr 2, 2006, at 10:00 PM, Jamie Guinan wrote:
> Its compiled-in at the moment.
With 2.6 kernels, it appears to be generally a bad idea to compile most
stuff in, but YMMV.
> An ALSA port would be interesting, if I had the time/skill.
Like I said in an earlier message, someone has suggested that it
wouldn't take much of either:
> I just noticed this FAQ entry about sound and DMA, but I'm not
> sure if its related,
I was, perhaps foolishly, assuming that you hadn't dared use DMA for
sound for that very reason...
> On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
>> I had some sound problems, but they were very different from yours.
>> Since I
>> have not yet tried a 2.6 kernel on it, I'm guessing that may have a
>> lot to do
>> with it. In my experience, OSS drivers cause no end of problems under
>> kernels. A quick&dirty port of the driver to ALSA would probably
>> improve at
>> least something. Anyway, is the driver compiled into your kernel, or
>> a module?
>> If a module, which mechanism are you using to load it?
>> "No gnu's is good gnu's." --Gary Gnu, "The Great Space Coaster"
>> On Apr 2, 2006, at 11:07 AM, Jamie Guinan wrote:
>>> Glad to see netwinder.org up and alive again, I hadn't bothered
>>> to look in ages.
>>> My trusty NW is still doing firewall duty (since 1999).
>>> But one problem I'm having is with the sound driver. Maybe 50% of
>>> time it plays white noise instead of clean audio. Here's my test,
>>> # while true; do bplay donk.wav ; sleep 0.5; done
>>> And here's a recording from about 1ft away, and a copy of donk.wav,
>>> I have a little program where I'd like to play donk.wav whenever a
>>> packet is dropped by the firewall, but the white noise is like
>>> fingernails on a chalkboard. :)
>>> I'm running gentoo, with a vanilla 2.6.16 kernel, cross-compiled with
>>> gcc 3.4.5. My board info from /proc/cpuinfo,
>>> Hardware : Rebel-NetWinder
>>> Revision : 51ff
>>> Serial : 0000000000000757
>>> Has anyone experienced sound problems like this?
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