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Newbie with config problems

Postby brianoob » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:14 am

Hi,
I'm running Solaris 10 on a Gateway Solo 1450. It got ESS 1988 Alegro PCI. At any rate, I installed PCIonly version first. Worked OK, volume was lower than I expected, but not bad. I had to do soundon every time I restarted. Then once when I did soundon, the whole system crashed and it appeared that I killed the OS. So I took the advice from Dev and installed the 4.0 version after uninstalling the old one and some machinations trying to get it to reboot to the OS. At any rate, that works now, but the sound is much lower than it was with 3.99. Is there some way to adjust this? Is there some place I can find the various commands for the app? Here's the results I get from osstest.
# osstest

*** Scanning sound adapter #-1 ***
/dev/dsp0 ESS Allegro (ESS1998) (adapter5, subdev1)
- Performing audio playback test... /dev/dsp0: Device busy
The device is busy. There is some other application
using it.
Can't open the device
/dev/dsp1 ESS Allegro (ESS1998) (shadow) (adapter5, subdev2)
- Skipping device (card already tested)

*** Scanning sound adapter #5 ***
/dev/dsp2 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #0 (adapter3, subdev1)
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <real srate 47862.00 Hz (-0.29%)>
/dev/dsp3 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #1 (adapter3, subdev2)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp4 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #2 (adapter3, subdev3)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp5 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #3 (adapter3, subdev4)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp6 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #4 (adapter3, subdev5)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp7 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #5 (adapter3, subdev6)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp8 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #6 (adapter3, subdev7)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp9 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #7 (adapter3, subdev8)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp10 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #0 (adapter3, subdev9)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp11 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #1 (adapter3, subdev10)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp12 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #2 (adapter3, subdev11)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp13 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #3 (adapter3, subdev12)
- Skipping input only device

*** Some errors were detected during the tests ***
#
Can anyone give me a clue what this might mean? What other device? Is there some kind of graphic method of making adjustments that I'm just not finding (since the unix apps don't seem to affect the sound)?
Thanks,
Brian
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Re: Newbie with config problems

Postby dev » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:41 am

brianoob wrote:Hi,
I'm running Solaris 10 on a Gateway Solo 1450. It got ESS 1988 Alegro PCI. At any rate, I installed PCIonly version first. Worked OK, volume was lower than I expected, but not bad. I had to do soundon every time I restarted. Then once when I did soundon, the whole system crashed and it appeared that I killed the OS. So I took the advice from Dev and installed the 4.0 version after uninstalling the old one and some machinations trying to get it to reboot to the OS. At any rate, that works now, but the sound is much lower than it was with 3.99. Is there some way to adjust this? Is there some place I can find the various commands for the app? Here's the results I get from osstest.
# osstest

*** Scanning sound adapter #-1 ***
/dev/dsp0 ESS Allegro (ESS1998) (adapter5, subdev1)
- Performing audio playback test... /dev/dsp0: Device busy
The device is busy. There is some other application
using it.
Can't open the device
/dev/dsp1 ESS Allegro (ESS1998) (shadow) (adapter5, subdev2)
- Skipping device (card already tested)

*** Scanning sound adapter #5 ***
/dev/dsp2 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #0 (adapter3, subdev1)
- Performing audio playback test...
<left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <real srate 47862.00 Hz (-0.29%)>
/dev/dsp3 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #1 (adapter3, subdev2)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp4 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #2 (adapter3, subdev3)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp5 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #3 (adapter3, subdev4)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp6 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #4 (adapter3, subdev5)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp7 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #5 (adapter3, subdev6)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp8 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #6 (adapter3, subdev7)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp9 OSS Virtual Mixer v3.0 Rec/Play CH #7 (adapter3, subdev8)
- Skipping virtual device (use -V to force test)
/dev/dsp10 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #0 (adapter3, subdev9)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp11 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #1 (adapter3, subdev10)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp12 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #2 (adapter3, subdev11)
- Skipping input only device
/dev/dsp13 Virtual Mixer Loopback Record CH #3 (adapter3, subdev12)
- Skipping input only device

*** Some errors were detected during the tests ***
#
Can anyone give me a clue what this might mean? What other device? Is there some kind of graphic method of making adjustments that I'm just not finding (since the unix apps don't seem to affect the sound)?
Thanks,
Brian


Use ossxmix to control the volume. Look at the allegro.conf file to enable the allegro_amp option if your mixer device is an ESS device (type cat /dev/sndstat).


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Wow, that was fast

Postby brianoob » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:56 am

Hey Dev,
Thanks for the quick reply. I was able to change the setting in allegro.conf, but I'm afraid I don't know what to do with the ossmix (I warned you I'm a newbie; actually that was the first time I was successful in finding a file (allegro.conf) by name with find). If you have a moment, could you tell me exactly what I should do with this:
# ossmix
Selected mixer 0/
Known controls are:
vol <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 75:75)
vol.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
pcm <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 75:75)
speaker <monovol> (currently 0)
line <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 32:32)
line.rec ON|OFF (currently ON)
mic <monovol> (currently 0)
mic.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
cd <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 75:75)
cd.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
igain <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 75:75)
aux1 <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 32:32)
aux1.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
phone <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 0:0)
phone.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
mono <monovol> (currently 75)
mono.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
video <both/leftvol>[:<rightvol>] (currently 0:0)
video.rec ON|OFF (currently OFF)
depth <monovol> (currently 0)
#
Thanks. I really appreciate any help you can give me.
Brian
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lightbulb goes on

Postby brianoob » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:32 pm

OK, I get it. This ossxmix thingie is the graphic interface. It's right here next to ossmix at usr/bin/ossxmix. I'll bet there's some way to add it to the launch menu. ... That totally does the trick. Does anybody know how to make these settings stick through restart?
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Re: lightbulb goes on

Postby dev » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:00 pm

brianoob wrote:OK, I get it. This ossxmix thingie is the graphic interface. It's right here next to ossmix at usr/bin/ossxmix. I'll bet there's some way to add it to the launch menu. ... That totally does the trick. Does anybody know how to make these settings stick through restart?


Run savemixer.
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