>> I just configured my sound card (i think) with kernel 2.4.18 on Debian,
>> and there is sound, except it's very crackly. Could anyone suggest what
>> the problem could be? It works well on Windows, and has worked on
>> Linux, but that was with SuSE's YaST, so i definetely know it's not the
>> sound card. The card is PCI and i ran the following without any
>> insmod soundcore
>> insmod ac97_codec
>> insmod cs46xx
>> I then try cat <sound file> > /dev/audio and there is sound, but you
>> can't make anyhing out of it it's that bad.
> First of all, you might try using another program to play back audio
> rather than /dev/audio, just to see if the problem is with that
> particular interface.
> Assuming that you get the same results, you might try the ALSA
> (http://www.alsa-project.org) drivers. These were probably used by
> SuSE. Even with ALSA, support for these cards is incomplete since
> Crystal has not released full specifications for the CS4630, but the
> ALSA cs46xx driver has had some improvements recently and may work
> better for you.
Ta. I tried using the ALSA drivers, but i'm still having a problem. So
far everything was working fine (ie. no errors compiling etc) until i
had to run amixer as described here..
When i run amixer, i get the following..
amixer: Mixer 0/0 open error: Invalid argument
And here is some more info i'll give you anyway just incase you need it..
$ cat /proc/modules
snd-card-cs461x 1792 0
snd-cs461x 65792 0 [snd-card-cs461x]
snd-pcm 31104 0 [snd-cs461x]
snd-timer 9088 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi 10304 0 [snd-cs461x]
snd-seq-device 3608 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd-ac97-codec 23552 0 [snd-cs461x]
snd-mixer 27688 0 [snd-ac97-codec]
snd 34752 1 (autoclean) [snd-card-cs461x snd-cs461x snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ac97-codec snd-mixer]
cs46xx 54440 0
ac97_codec 9568 0 [cs46xx]
soundcore 3492 3 [snd cs46xx]
ppp_deflate 39040 0 (autoclean)
bsd_comp 3968 0 (autoclean)
ppp_async 6176 1 (autoclean)
Hope you can help. Cheers.