Subject: Re: emuxki driver
To: None <>
From: Rene Schickbauer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/2004 08:52:30
On Thursday 22 April 2004 21:30, Rui Paulo wrote:
> Greetings.
> I own a Creative SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 (emuxki0) and
> a VIA VT82C686A (auvia0). Normally I use the SBLive to
> play some music using XMMS. In some situations the
> driver seems to stop allowing write()'ing
> to it's device file (/dev/sound1) and in order to make
> it work properly again I just need to open() and read()
> from /dev/sound1 (using cat).
> This is a little anoying.
> Has anyone experienced this kind of problem ? What could
> it be ?

Had a similar problem with mostly xmms and sometimes xine when running KDE. 
Turn of the KDE sound support ( you wont normally need it anyway). Now it 
seems to work quite fine.

I'm using a NetBSD 1.6ZI kernel..

Also, make sure the IRQ/DMA of the card doesn't conflict with other devices. 
Did this one, too, by configuring it manually in the BIOS.


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