[alsa-devel] Testers wanted: New SB X-Fi driver
tiwai at suse.de
Sun Jul 5 09:44:33 CEST 2009
At Sun, 5 Jul 2009 00:19:55 +0200,
Christian Esken wrote:
> Am Samstag 27 Juni 2009 14:05:45 schrieb Christian Esken:
> > Hello,
> > unfortunately I cannot playback anything (PCM) with the new SB X-Fi driver.
> > Driver: ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-
> > driver-snapshot.tar.bz2
> > Distribution: openSuSE 11.1
> > Kernel: 184.108.40.206-0.1-xen
> > My card is a "X-Fi Titanium" (PCI device code: 1102:000b). The card is
> > recognized by the driver, and any mixer (alsamixer, kmix) also recognizes
> > the card.
> > But playing back isn't possible. I tried speaker-test, audacity, amarok and
> > aplay. Most applications hang, some also produce an error in the
> > /var/log/messages (see
> > below).
> > I then used "./configure --with-debug=full --with-cards=ctxfi" due to the
> > possible hd-audio conflict, but it didn't make a difference.
> > Is there anything else I could try?
> I tested the same openSuSE version with a non-Xen 64 bit kernel, and it
> doesn't work either.
> And I tried with this:
> Driver: alsa-driver-20090704.tar.bz2
> Distribution: Kubuntu Karmic Alpha-2
> Kernel: 2.6.30 (32 Bit)
> Under the latter setup the X-Fi Titanium works (Simple 2 channel test with
> speaker-test, audacity, amarok). :-))
How many RAM do you have?
Could you boot with the limited memory size?
> What I now know/believe is this:
> - Alsa driver : not responisible (it works)
> - My Computer hardware : not responsible (it works)
> - Xen kernel: quite likely not responsible
> - Kernel < 2.6.30: Probably responsible
> - 64 Bit: Probably responsible
> - Other less likely stuff like NVIDIA driver (nv vs nvidia): Could be checked
> I will now check other combinations. Next will be Kernel 2.6.30 (64 bit),
> using openSUSE 11.2-Milestone3.
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