Re: [linuxham] Trying fldigi 2.04 install
- Hi Rick,
I have no knowledge of Portaudio. Is this something that you set up to
work with fldigi?
I don't have much knowledge about ALSA vs OSS, other than from what I
have read, it is intended that ALSA is the replacement for OSS which
apparently had a lot of problems? Considering that ALSA has been
developed for nearly 10 years now, I hope this can help toward making
Linux at least a bit more competitive with sound issues compared to
Windows. I won't say I have never had any problems with Windows sound,
but it does seem to work far better and is more understandable. At least
it is to me.
As far as mapping mixer controls, I don't think that I have had to do
that with Windows, so I would rather this be done with the OS and not
some additional fix for the user. There seems to be too many different
pieces of a puzzle here. There needs to be one coherent and
understandable way to do this and it needs to be transparent so it just
The binary does not run. I have tried using the ./fldigi and nothing
happens. That is the odd thing, really. Nothing is happening, not even
any errors displayed.
Rick Kunath wrote:
> Portaudio is installed and working?
> alsa-oss emulation setup right and card1 aliased manually? (Only card0 gets
> aliased automatically, you have to do any additional cards manually.) Check
> the list archives for more on this.
> Mixer controls not mapped right? Also check the archives for info on this. But
> running the mixer manually should allow for waterfall and transmit audio
> output., even if the mixer controls are not mapped right for alsa-oss
> emulation or portaudio.
> What driver is that Soundblaster using? emu10k1? This is a good stable driver.
> The binary should be runnable. Do an ./fidigi from a terminal and see what you
> get in the dorectory with the extracted binary. The app should start and
> you'll see any errors on the terminal if there are any.
> Rick Kunath, k9ao
- Hi Tim,
Tim Gimmel wrote:
> Rick,Portaudio is a cross platform API. It sits between your application and
> The new portaudio stuff in Fldigi 2.05 fixed my problem with the
> "ticking" sound. Can you tell me how it (portaudio) works, or give me
> some hints that I can give to the alsa folks? WSJT 6 uses portaudio
> also and would love to be able to make it work correctly. I have to
> admit I have been working with Linux for over 10 years and I still just
> don't understand the audio system. If you know of a site that has a
> good explanation of Linux audio from oss to alsa to portaudio I would
> love to read it!
the underlying sound system, in most cases folks are using ALSA.
In your case, you were able to use Portaudio and the FLdigi code to
force a supported sample rate that your Intel HD sound card could handle
natively. This is 44,100, 48,000. The card won't support lower sample
rates, but digital apps want to use them, like 8000, 11,025, etc. There
are a variety of standard sample rates for sound cards, yours does not
support all of these (at least in Linux and ALSA.) And that's why the
ticking. ALSA had to up convert, and the Intel HD driver for ALSA is not
up to the task right now.
Portaudio and a forced (in FLDIGI) supported sample rate fixed the
ticking because no conversion was then needed on the sound stream.
If WSJT can select a sample rate, you should be able to take care of the
problem easily. You might want to ask Joe to put that in the code.
Rick Kunath, k9ao