[alsa-devel] aplay doesnt work - new problem`

Pharaoh . pharaoh137 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 00:09:34 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Pharaoh . <pharaoh137 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to run my pcm external io type plugin on an arm based board. I
> have no kernel alsa driver
> and the user space plugin is supposed to take care of talking to DSP using
> shared memorty and send sound data.
> Since, I dont have kernel space ALSA driver, do I need to enable kernel
> ALSA support in .config?
> I am facing following problem,
> #aplay
> ALSA lib conf.c:2852:(snd_config_hook_load) cannot access file
> /home/pharaoh/alsa/cards/aliases.conf
> ALSA lib pcm.c:2014:(snd_pcm_open_conf) Invalid type for PCM default
> definition
> (id: default, value: cards.pcm.default)
> aplay: main:550: audio open error: Invalid argument
> I can see that, aliases.conf is being searched at wrong place (its
> actually looking on my host machine), how can I fix this?
> -pharaoh.

Also, I am trying to make aplay work first, so not using

aplay -D my_plug test.wav.

And aliases.conf is already on board in /share/alsa/cards.

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