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Re: ALSA on Linkstation II

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  • James Stewart
    That s terrific! Any chance you can pound out a quick HOWTO before you forget all the steps required? ... my ... was ... I ve had ... additional ... grabbing
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 13, 2006
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      That's terrific! Any chance you can pound out a quick HOWTO before
      you forget all the steps required?

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "andy_mulligan"
      <andy_mulligan@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've just got Alsa working on the Linkstation II!!! Just played
      my
      > first mp3 with mpd/mpc through my Griffin iMic. It's been a long
      > journey and v.v.v frustrating but got there in the end.
      >
      > Now I'm going to try out a few web front ends (Jinzora etc).
      > Hopefully it will be a lot easier than the Alsa stuff.
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "andy_mulligan"
      > <andy_mulligan@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I've now got the alsa drivers compiled :-) , the problem below
      was
      > > due to some CPU options incorrectly set in make menuconfig.
      I've had
      > > a number of other problems after that, which needed some
      additional
      > > CFLAGS to sort it out and finally get it to compile.
      > >
      > > The problem I have now is that that something seems to be
      grabbing
      > > the usb device before snd-usb-audio can get it.
      > >
      > > I run a modprobe snd-usb-audio to load the module and I get the
      > > following from lsmod
      > >
      > > Module Size Used by Tainted: P
      > > snd-usb-audio 60192 0 (unused)
      > > snd-usb-lib 13504 0 [snd-usb-audio]
      > > snd-rawmidi 19824 0 [snd-usb-lib]
      > > usbcore 72192 0 [snd-usb-audio snd-usb-lib]
      > > snd-pcm 75616 0 [snd-usb-audio]
      > > snd-timer 22416 0 [snd-pcm]
      > > snd-hwdep 7088 0 [snd-usb-audio]
      > > snd 43792 0 [snd-usb-audio snd-usb-lib
      snd-
      > > rawmidi snd-pcm snd-timer snd-hwdep]
      > > soundcore 4544 0 [snd]
      > > snd-page-alloc 7952 0 [snd-usb-audio snd-rawmidi
      snd-pcm
      > > snd-timer snd-hwdep snd]
      > > idtinfo 12412 0 (unused)
      > >
      > >
      > > The following is from dmesg
      > > usb.c: unable to get major 180 for usb devices
      > > usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
      > > usb.c: deregistering driver usbdevfs
      > > usb.c: registered new driver hub
      > > usb.c: registered new driver snd-usb-audio
      > >
      > > I had this problem before I started down the alsa route. When I
      did a
      > > modprobe audio and I found that I got the same error but if I
      > > unloaded usbcore it would then succeed. Problem is I can't
      unload
      > > usbcore. I've tried removing usbcore from the dependancy in
      > > modules.dep but it still loads it. I'm a bit of a novice at
      this so
      > > I am not sure if this is the right way to do it.
      > >
      > > Again any pointers greatly received!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "James Stewart"
      > > <wartstew@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > That's interesting, have you taken a look at the makefile to
      see
      > > > exactly what processor it is trying to compile for? Have you
      > > > actually taken a look at the hwdep.c file to see what
      (probably
      > > > inline assembly code) that might be invalid?
      > > >
      > > > I know of no one yet who have succeeded to make ALSA work on
      either
      > > > the LS-1 or LS-2, so you are breaking new ground. I have the
      OSS
      > > > USB "audio.o" driver working great on my LS-1, but it seems to
      only
      > > > work with the kernel I'm using that is from older firmware, or
      from
      > > > the Kurobox kernel. In your case, you don't have these
      choices.
      > > >
      > > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "andy_mulligan"
      > > > <andy_mulligan@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Has anybody successfully compiled the alsa drivers on a
      > > Linkstation
      > > > > II. I've been trying for ages and keep drawing a blank...
      > > > >
      > > > > I;m getting the following errors towards the end of the make
      > > > process:
      > > > >
      > > > > {standard input}:2298: Error: opcode not supported on this
      > > > processor:
      > > > > mips1 (mips1) `sync '
      > > > > make[1]: *** [hwdep.o] Error 1
      > > > > make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/hda/src/alsa/alsa-driver-
      > > > 1.0.10/acore'
      > > > > make: *** [compile] Error 1
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Any help appreciated
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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