I have removed the entries put in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
and in /etc/rc.local
I can get OSS to work for music file playback but there is no sound on flash-video.
This is very frustrating. I wonder why Ubuntu and its derivatives have to complicate the sound architecture with OSS, Alsa and Pulse. Does anyone understand how they all sync together? I certainly don't. Why not just use alsa and get that working perfectly? Chuck the rest out.
Anyway, I was wondering if the entry in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf should reference the fact that I am working on the slave hard drive, hdb. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23139
suggests that:-"............this should work for ICH7 to at least ICH10
Edit the "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base" file
Note in Gloria and later the file is /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
add at the very end:
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=auto"
Adding that line did not work, because, presumably, my sound card is ICH5. I was wondering if I should write something like:
options snd-hdb-intel index=0 model=auto
or does the 'hda' in the second section of the options line not refer to the hard-drive but to something else?
I feel that line is crucial, but I don't know how it should read. Any ideas, anyone?
With every installation of Linux, bar one, (PCLinuxOS), that I have made on each of the 3 CPUs I've owned, I have had trouble after the initial install getting sounds working properly.
Windows on hda plays sounds perfectly, folks, and always has since I started with Windows 95. I say this in sorrow, not in anger, to make the point that Windows users who drop in on these forums must marvel that in 2009 there are many of us still struggling in Linux to get dependable sounds.