[alsa-devel] Alsa Issue - Sound playback starts on left speaker only
tiwai at suse.de
Wed Jun 25 12:23:19 CEST 2008
At Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:52:16 +0800,
<Ashwin.Chandra at corel.com> wrote:
> I have an Intel ALC861VD. Other players (mplayer, smplayer, aplay) don't
> seem to exhibit this problem. Is there any workaround I can do in my
> application so that upon first time sound playback, I can get it to play
> on both channels?
Check /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/sub0/* files and compare between
working and non-working states. I guess the working case uses OSS
emulation or 16bit format.
If so, try to add the following to ~/.asoundrc:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: stan [mailto:ghjeold_i_mwee at cox.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:25 AM
> To: Ashwin Chandra
> Cc: alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] Alsa Issue - Sound playback starts on left
> speaker only
> Ashwin.Chandra at corel.com wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am having an issue with my playback application where upon playback
> > start, only the left speaker is outputted. But if I mute and unmute
> > (either through my application or using alsamixer), the sound playback
> > resumes on both left and right speakers. This only happens on a
> > particular system too (out of 5 systems). But I know it is my issue
> > because mplayer or smplayer works fine.
> > I believe I am setting the correct HW params (ie. 2 channels), etc.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks!
> The ICE1724 driver has exactly this behavior. It is a known bug and has
> been there for years.
> You don't say what chip is having the problem, but I would guess that
> this is it. Most people
> just program a script to adjust the volume at startup to cure it.
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