[linux-audio-user] Which kernel for low latency?

Glenn McCord clari_player at paradise.net.nz
Sat Jan 17 18:24:48 EST 2004

modprobe.conf and modules.conf have the same sound related entries. 
Where is snddevices found? I can't install alsa-driver when alsa is 
built in and even if I exclude alsa from the kernel I still can't 
install it. I'm just going to try a straight 2.6.1 kernel (no patches). 
I got sound with the 2.6 by doing this but had dreadful jack 
performance. Here goes...

/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed:
This file exists and I gave it full permissions. But no luck for me.

Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:

> Tommi Sakari Uimonen wrote:
>>> rebooted and install alsa-lib-1.0.1 and alsa-utils-1.0.1 as well but I
>>> get these errors
>>> root at upstairs glenn # aplay /usr/kde/3.2/share/sounds/pop.wav
>>> ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1055:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed:
>>> No such file or directory
>>> aplay: main:502: audio open error: No such file or directory
>> I'm not totally sure, but if devfs is not in the kernel, you should also
>> run snddevices script from alsa-driver.
>> It will create the /dev entries needed for alsa.
>> Tommi Uimonen
> Also, did you set the modules to load in modprobe.conf, used by 2.6.x 
> (instead of modules.conf which is used by 2.4.x) to load modules 
> (copy-paste the settings). Definitly it is also advisable to run 
> snddevices (if this is your first time using ALSA).

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