Subject: Re: esound problems
To: Arto Huusko <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/21/2004 21:14:37
Update your kernel to 2.0C and try again please.  esound is working flawless
for me, using auvia(4).  There was a bug in 2.0A and previous versions
that made the system freeze (the fix is included in 2.0_BETA too).  So it
may solve your problems.


On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 20:36:44 +0300
Arto Huusko <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is esound 0.2.33 supposed to work somehow? Is it supposed to work by default,
> without any configuration?
> I'm asking because esound does not work at all for me. I have just installed,
> on empty 2.0A -current system, gnome 2.6, and started experimenting with things.
> When trying to use gnome sounds (Configuration -> Sound (or whatever it is
> in English)), esound *always* hangs. For example
>   - Go to Config -> Sound
>   - Turn on the sound server knob.
>   - Go to next page, browse the sounds
>   - Play something; it plays
>   - Play next thing, the program hangs
>     esound is either in aud_dr or aud_wr
>     attaching with gdb shows either
> 	   close()-esd_audio_close()-free()-free()
> 	   or write()-esd_audio_write()-free()-free()
>   - Wait for ever, esound comes back
>   - Play next sound -> hang
> I have
> auvia0 at pci0 dev 17 function 5: VIA VT8235 AC'97 (rev 0x50)
> auvia0: interrupting at ioapic0 pin 22 (irq 5)
> auvia0: ac97: Avance Logic ALC650 codec; 20 bit DAC, 18 bit ADC, Realtek 3D
> auvia0: ac97: ext id 5c7<AC97_22,LDAC,SDAC,CDAC,SPDIF,DRA,VRA>
> audio0 at auvia0: full duplex, mmap, independent
> I've done nothing to configure any audio stuff; just plain gnome 2.6 install.
> I also installed audio/mad, and tried to play MP3 with "-o esd:localhost". It
> played perhaps one second, and then hung up the same way as gnome stuff
> does.
> I know the soundcard works fine, because I have a tracker module player
> program that uses native NetBSD audio(4) interface, and it has no
> problems. Oh, and madplay without -o esd worked fine, too (I guess madplay
> uses oss?)
> -- 
> Arto Huusko

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