[alsa-devel] Testers wanted: New SB X-Fi driver
tiwai at suse.de
Sun Jul 19 18:01:10 CEST 2009
At Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:35:21 -0500,
Ted T. Logan wrote:
> Maybe you haven't been following the thread. I've been trying to debug the
> problem. As I mentioned to Takashi, there's not a point where it broke, it
> never worked with this driver.
> There have always been clicks.
> However, it does not have clicks with the following driver:
> Sending out condescending messages like this after I was responding to the
> "testers wanted" mailer which said all cards should be supported now is
> completely unproductive.
Well, the current situation is that I've got no other report but you
regarding the specific problem. There is a known issue with openal,
accordingly, but not all apps. So, this is very likely a different
Actually, it's still the phase to gather all information to know which
part exactly is problematic. If you find any other guys that have the
exact same problem, let me know. It would make easier to find out a
problem pattern, either for finding out the culprit or reproducing the
Or, you can do trial-and-error by comparing the driver above and the
current one (maybe the first committed version is easier to compare).
This can't be done without the real hardware, so it's actually up to
you how to fix the issue...
> On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 12:20 -0700, John L. Utz III wrote:
> Debug the problem, write code that fixes it and then send in a patch.
> That's why this is the alsa *developers* mailing list.
> Ted T. Logan wrote:
> > Takashi, please, what must I do to get your xfi driver to stop clicking?
> > On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 11:22 +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >> At Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:55:23 +0200,
> >> Frashman wrote:
> >>> Hi Takashi,
> >>> first of all, thank you for developing this driver.
> >>> I tested it today. It works, so far.
> >>> But two annoying things. As you mentioned, I got problems, if the
> >>> onboard sound modules are loaded. Then i get no sound out auf my xfi.
> >> It's likely the collision of PCI device ID.
> >> Some X-Fi models support both HD-audio and emu20kx-native modes. The
> >> modes are switched by some magical sequence.
> >> Anyway, please run alsa-info.sh with --no-upload option, and attach
> >> the generated file.
> >>> If I disable the loading of snd-hda-intel modules while booting, then it
> >>> works.
> >>> The second problem is, that SIDE and SURROUND connectors are
> >>> interchanged. I'm absolutly sure, it works fine under windows and the
> >>> connector colors are also correct.
> >>> If I run speaker-test -c8 the SIDE Speakers sounds come out of my REAR
> >>> (SURROUND) Speakers, while nothing is coming out of my rear speakers, if
> >>> i'm using speaker-test -c6
> >> So, the side channels (channel 7 & 8) and the rear channels (3 & 4)
> >> are swapped when running with 8 channel mode?
> >> Takashi
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