RP: alsaconf broken

The 'alsaconf' script does not work on the ARM boards, due to absence of modules.pcimap and modules.isapnpmap. Perhaps the script could be modified to work without those?

Anyway, I have disabled 'alsaconf' for the ARM board. Woof commit:

Well, well, I actually got sound out of my RP! Just one song, /usr/share/audio/ivy.mp3. None of the other audio files in /usr/share/audio work.

I played it like this:

# playmusic /usr/share/audio/ivy.mp3

'playmusic' is thunor's frontend to various players, including 'mplayer'. It wouldn't play the other files.

The 'aplay' utility doesn't work at all. I also tried 'wavplay' to play /usr/share/audio/2barks.wav, no go, it just hung.

...in fact, after playing one file, all the players hang and nothing else will play. Even that 'ivy.mp3' only played once.

This is testing on Squeezed Arm Puppy alpha4.

I am not going to mess around with this anymore. The kernel sound driver needs to be fixed.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012, 9:25


Posted on 24 Jul 2012, 13:22 by 01micko
re: sound RP
In the wheezy build I installed mpg-321 and used that for play_music, much better than mplayer for mp3 format. I just tried it in Sap6 A4, works, note I UNticked all dependencies! Only installed mpg-321. I converted 2barks.au to 2barks.mp3 and it now plays reliably.

It is the Puppy signature after all!

Posted on 24 Jul 2012, 20:20 by BarryK
re 2barks.mp3
How did you create 2barks.mp3?

I just now tried two methods, in Racy 5.3. I used FFConvert 1.2 and also mhWaveEdit. I tested converting 2barks.au and 2barks.wav to .mp3.

In all cases I got only noise.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012, 20:30 by 01micko
re 2barks
I used ffconvert in Slacko, ffmpeg 0.8.4 IIRC, compiled in November last year for Slacko-5.3.0

I'll post the file to the forum, see the Sap6 thread in a moment.

Pmusic plays it in Slacko, Mplayer in Sap6 (scratchy), mpg321 in Sap6, perfect (albeit about 3 seconds delay, use -q option). Plays in Windows for me too (VLC). Oh, it was the 2barks.wav too, I mistakenly wrote 2barks.au.