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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it safe to assume that 2.6.17-r4 has the proper river


2.6.17 is all good no need for the cvs drivers needed
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone still looking for a consol beep should check this out. Doc's say its for the 2.6.2 sources, but the patch in the tarball is for 2.6.16.7 or something. The patch applies fine to the latest vanilla sources, but I had to edit by hand ( all six lines of it ) with the gentoo 2.6.17.4 sources. no compile or runtime problems.

http://beep-module.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool 8) I missed that too. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anybody had any luck with the microphone?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurtg wrote:
Has anybody had any luck with the microphone?

Working for me since 2.6.15, I'd say.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Working for me since 2.6.15, I'd say.

That's good news, although it begs the question of why yours works and mine doesn't.

I just updated to 2.6.17-gentoo-r6 last night. (btw, I used the ALSA in the kernel w/ Intel HD and it works fine.)

Any hints of what to look at? lspci & lsusb doesn't seem to display such a device although I may be missing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurtg wrote:
Any hints of what to look at? lspci & lsusb doesn't seem to display such a device although I may be missing it.

None that I know of unfortunately. Normally lspci should list at least something like Multimedia: Intel High Definition Audio.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:52 am    Post subject: ALSA problem Reply with quote

Has anyone had any problems with playing different things at the same time? When I try to, I get a message that says that the device is busy and that it can't connect to it.

This is what I get when running mplayer:
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[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
alsa-init: using device default
alsa-lib: pcm_direct.c:224:(make_local_socket) connect failed: /tmp/alsa-dmix-31992-1158323846-919472: No such file or directory
alsa-lib: pcm_dmix.c:894:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to connect client
alsa-init: playback open error: No such file or directory
mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding
[AO ARTS] can't connect to aRts soundserver
[AO ESD] latency: [server: 0.28s, net: 0.00s] (adjust 0.28s)
AO: [esd] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not specific to this laptop. There are only a few sound cards which can play more than one sound at the same time in hardware, like the Sb live

You need to use the alsa output for all your apps, and software mixing will take place (it doesn't if you use oss emulation).

For mplayer, add this to your config file
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ao=alsa:device=dmix


And you may want to get rid of arts (or force it to use alsa, I'm not sure if it's possible)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnwarfin wrote:
Anyone still looking for a consol beep should check this out. Doc's say its for the 2.6.2 sources, but the patch in the tarball is for 2.6.16.7 or something. The patch applies fine to the latest vanilla sources, but I had to edit by hand ( all six lines of it ) with the gentoo 2.6.17.4 sources. no compile or runtime problems.

http://beep-module.sourceforge.net/


Well I'm using 2.6.17-gentoo-r8 and I had to patch manually and later correct include in the beep.c:

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#include </usr/src/linux/include/config/modversions.h>


The module is GREAT. For some reason my card will not allow me to set any volume level on the the pc speaker, so no I hear only mild 'pop' sound from good-old Sim City 2000 :)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has anybody had any luck with the microphone?


On 2.6.17-gentoo-r8 internal mic on D620 works only if I select the input in alsa mixed- set it to line, then back to mic.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lcj wrote:
only if I select the input in alsa mixed- set it to line, then back to mic.


Not sure I understand. Do you do this in alsamixer? Or, which utility?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either alsa-mixer, or gnome sound props panel. You just need to flip the switch, select line and then back to mic.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just upgraded alsa, and now the "bass" speaker (underneath) works, sort of. I get full volume on it all the time, unless I mute or turn the volume completely down, then it turns off. The mid/treble speakers (in front) works as expected, with volume control as before. Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any tips on how to get the dial up modem working?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge hsfmodem . The drivers are provided by Linuxant (www.linuxant.com) and are a commercial product. The free ones only run at 14.4 kbps and don't enable fax, but they let you confirm that they work. A license for the full version with all features is about $20 - which for me was well worth the money. Warning - they do replace the ALSA drivers for the sound card. This created problems initially but now everything works properly, however I suspect there will be a lag should any new features be implemented in the mainstream driver.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost doesn't seem worth it for the dial up if for free all I get is 14.4
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The free ones aren't good for anything except testing it works. If you actually need the modem for travelling $20 is worth it - although I'm not entirely happy with the situation it beats no email while on the road.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LD wrote:
Almost doesn't seem worth it for the dial up if for free all I get is 14.4

This is probably one of the wonderful goods ( :twisted: ) of software patents [aka prohibiting you from freely, fully using your own hardware]...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LD wrote:
Almost doesn't seem worth it for the dial up if for free all I get is 14.4

This is probably one of the wonderful goods ( :twisted: ) of software patents [aka prohibiting you from freely, fully using your own hardware]...
This whole winmodem thing has nothing to do with software patents........
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, something I found recently: to be able to bind the multimedia buttons in kmix/amarok and any other app of your liking without using a special daemon like lineakd:

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xmodmap -e 'keycode 174=XF86AudioLowerVolume'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 176=XF86AudioRaiseVolume'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 160=XF86AudioMute'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 153=XF86AudioNext'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 144=XF86AudioPrev'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 162=XF86AudioPlay'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 164=XF86AudioStop'


Then the shortcuts eg "XF86AudioLowerVolume = Volune -" need to be set in the relevant apps
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the media direct button? I kept trying with xmodmap to get it to bring up an instance of mythtv with no success.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dob wrote:
By the way, something I found recently: to be able to bind the multimedia buttons in kmix/amarok and any other app of your liking without using a special daemon like lineakd:

Code:
xmodmap -e 'keycode 174=XF86AudioLowerVolume'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 176=XF86AudioRaiseVolume'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 160=XF86AudioMute'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 153=XF86AudioNext'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 144=XF86AudioPrev'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 162=XF86AudioPlay'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 164=XF86AudioStop'

If you select Dell keyboard in KDE keyboard control then you don't need the three aliases for volume buttons.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Use_Multimedia_Keys#Determine_the_keycodes . You can also set some of the Fn-X keys that don't operate directly on the bios - although i have two that appear to be changing scancodes every reboot, not yet sure wtf that is about.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone actually use media direct? I'mtalking the no boot needed dvd player util dell bundles. I'mgoing to try to hook that up to work.

And Vinzc, I'm posting a redone how-to on my Blog. I'm going to go through all this and try to get it as accurate and uptodate as possible. Preferably including both X.org configs for all the possible video cards.

Anyone tried AIGLX or XGL on these things yet?
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