[alsa-devel] Playback open error: Inappropriate ioctl for device

John Simpson john at swajime.com
Wed Jul 21 07:17:55 CEST 2010

On 7/19/10, John Simpson <john at swajime.com> wrote:
> On 7/19/10, John Simpson <john at swajime.com> wrote:
>> On 7/19/10, Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de> wrote:
>>> John Simpson wrote:
>>>> [1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/alsa-lib-1.0.23/test]cc -lasound control.c -o
>>>> control
>>> These test programs can be compiled with "make check".
>> Thanks!  I needed that :-D
>> Works good on my ubuntu system.
>>>> [1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/alsa-lib-1.0.23/test]./control
>>>>   PCM next device error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
>>> On embedded devices, this usually happens when the library is not
>>> compiled with the same machine architecture options as the kernel,
>>> which makes some structures have a different size due to different
>>> sizes for 'long' or different alignment.
>> Somewhere in the mess, I bricked my n810.
>> I'm trying this time with
>> https://garage.maemo.org/plugins/scmsvn/viewcvs.php/trunk/alsa-lib/test/?root=dsp-alsa
>> but I'm still having no success ( see inquiry at
>> https://garage.maemo.org/pipermail/dsp-alsa-user/2010-July/000002.html
>> )
> Still no luck.
> I went through the complete process again with 1.0.25.  It bricks my n810.
> :-(
> I logged the install process at http://www.swajime.com/n810/alsa-lib.log
> I don't see anything that I've done wrong ?

I think I'm getting closer.
I believe I've found the right version of the alsa-lib for the n810 (
finally :-| ).
However I am still getting the ioctl error instead of sound.  :-(

The short version:
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src]apt-get source libasound2
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]./configure
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]make
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]sudo make install
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]make check
[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]ls
acinclude.m4  ChangeLog      config.sub    debian     include
ltconfig     Makefile.in  NOTES  utils
aclocal.m4    config.guess   configure     depcomp    INSTALL
ltmain.sh    MEMORY-LEAK  src    version
alsalisp      config.log     configure.in  doc        install-sh
Makefile     missing      test
aserver       config.status  COPYING       hgcompile  libtool
Makefile.am  modules      TODO

[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa]cd test

[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa/test]ls
control    Makefile     midiloop    oldapi    pcm_min.c    queue_timer
   seq            timer.c
control.c  Makefile.am  midiloop.c  oldapi.c  pcm_min.o
queue_timer.c  seq.c          timer.o
control.o  Makefile.in  midiloop.o  oldapi.o  pcm.o
queue_timer.o  seq-decoder.c
latency    midifile.3   namehint    pcm       playmidi1    rawmidi        seq.o
latency.c  midifile.c   namehint.c  pcm.c     playmidi1.c  rawmidi.c
latency.o  midifile.h   namehint.o  pcm_min   playmidi1.o  rawmidi.o      timer

[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa/test]./control
Soundcard #1:
  card - 0
  id - 'EAC'
  driver - 'EAC'
  name - 'OMAP24xx EAC'
  longname - 'OMAP24xx EAC with codec TLV320AIC33'
  mixername - 'TLV320AIC33'
  components - ''
  PCM next device error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
  RAWMIDI next device error: Inappropriate ioctl for device

[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa/test]./pcm_min
Playback open error: Inappropriate ioctl for device

[1|user at Nokia-N810-43-7|~/src/alsa-lib-1.0.14sa/test]cat
Format: 1.0
Source: alsa-lib
Version: 1.0.14sa-2maemo2
Binary: lib32asound2-dev, lib64asound2, lib32asound2, libasound2-dev,
libasound2, libasound2-doc, libasound2-dbg, lib64asound2-dev
Maintainer: Debian ALSA Maintainers <pkg-alsa-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: any
Standards-Version: 3.7.2
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.2.32), quilt (>= 0.40), autotools-dev,
doxygen, libc6-dev-powerpc [ppc64], libc6-dev-i386 [amd64],
libc6-dev-ppc64 [powerpc], libc6-dev-s390x [s390], libc6-dev-sparc64
[sparc], lib32gcc1 [amd64 ppc64], libc6-dev (>= 2.5) [armel]
Vcs-Browser: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-alsa/trunk/alsa-lib/
Uploaders: Jordi Mallach <jordi at debian.org>, Mikael Magnusson
<mikma at users.sourceforge.net>, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de>,
Marc-Andre Lureau <marc-andre.lureau at nokia.com>
Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-alsa/trunk/alsa-lib
 5542a18a1479e4de4b9890e30e94588e 1099165 alsa-lib_1.0.14sa.orig.tar.gz
 fc02aa3dbf2f66fb090e02ada703cc1d 47455 alsa-lib_1.0.14sa-2maemo2.diff.gz

I logged the complete install process at

Again ... any help will be appreciated.

John Wesley Simpson
SwaJime's Cove℠

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