[LUNI] ALSA weirdness
Patrick R. White
patwhite at interaccess.com
Thu Nov 1 23:47:09 CST 2001
Does the word corruption come to mind, the driver's that is? I've been battling
lots of issues on my Win98SE partition the last week. :<( Don't know anything
about the head jack.
Sten Turpin wrote:
> A while ago, I was running with a SBLive sound card on a 5-piece Altec
> Lansing speaker system. After a couple weeks (right in the middle of Q3A!!),
> sounds got all poppy and fizzy like the speakers were blown. It was my
> assumption that they, in fact, _were_ blown (Q3 might've been up a *little*
> loud), and I figured I'd replace them eventually. However, it' was a low
> priority; lower, in fact, than upgrading my sound card. So, when I did
> upgrate (to a rockin' Hercules Fortissimo II), I was very surprised when my
> speakers sounded as good as the day I got them!
> I was very pleased, until a couple days later, when they started popping and
> fizzing again. I went nuts trying to find a problem with the speakers, but
> after I'd quadruple-checked every connection, I tried hooking up a pair of
> headphones to the card, and, sure enough, it was the same popping and fizzing
> coming through the headphones.
> SO... I went through a few possible solutions and ended up re-running
> alsaconf. That did the trick; everything sounds fine now, and I'm totally
> puzzled as to why this would be happening. The popping and fizzing survived
> multilple shutdowns and reboots over the months, so why would reloading the
> drivers be any different?
> I tried looking around the web for similar issues with ALSA, but I'm having a
> hard time describing the problem in a manner that a search engine can
> Also, anyone know how to get the headphone jack to stop being muted on this
> card? Thanks!
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Patrick R. White
email: patwhite at interaccess.com
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