[mythtv-users] New Gentoo Myth Install - No Sound
michael.haan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 19:52:32 UTC 2005
I'm mid re-install even as I write this. I was tring to avoid alsa
n/c ultimately I want to use my board's spdif out and, frankly, under
alsa this appeared to complex. I guess we'll see.
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 14:43:48 -0500, Craig Partin <cpartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 13:25:05 -0600, jl <jlambert at eml.cc> wrote:
> > I spent a very long time with the same problem - 3 sound cards, 2 sets
> > of speakers - even headphones!
> > If I remeber correctly (knew I was going to forget) I think "alsactl
> > store" finally saved the mixer settings so I could get sound out of the
> > speakers. If that isn't it start looking for how to save alsa mixer
> > settings.
> > jl
> > Michael Haan wrote:
> > >"Finished" my new myth install last night, and there's no sound. The
> > >simple explanation might be that I didn't install alsa, trying instead
> > >to get it to work with just the nvidia driver. So, I emerge'd
> > >alsa-tools (it's a gentoo system) and loaded alsa
> > >(/etc/init.d/alsasound start), and adjusted my sound settings using
> > >alsamixer - but nothing. Now, I don't have alsa in my "USE" flags, so
> > >mayber that's it, but I'm not sure what else to try next to get this
> > >working. Anyone?
> > >
> > >
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> If you don't have myth compiled with ALSA then you will need to have
> OSS emulation. Without the alsa use flag it it will not have native
> ALSA support. You will need the alsa module snd_intel8x0 (for nforce
> boards) and snd_pcm_oss (for OSS emulation) to be loaded.
> Try alsaconf and see if that gets you anywhere. Usually works for me.
> When I was setting up my gentoo myth box on nforce I read about lots
> of people having trouble with the nvidia sound drivers, so I went with
> ALSA. It works beautifully on my system. Check the gentoo wiki
> how-to, one of them has options for an nforce board.
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