[linux-audio-user] FM801 FC3 Silence
kens at kensm.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 30 08:01:31 EST 2005
Hi, Im trying to get an FM801 to work on FC3. It didn't work on FC1 in this
system and I was hoping that an upgrade to FC3 would get it going. I have
seen a web page about the FM801 but Im stuck getting it to make any sound.
lspci shows ~(among other things...)
00:12.0 Multimedia audio controller: Fortemedia, Inc Xwave QS3000A [FM801]
lsmod shows (among other things)...
snd_seq_midi 12769 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11713 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_opl3_synth 19269 0
snd_seq_instr 12097 1 snd_opl3_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 11201 1 snd_opl3_synth
snd_ainstr_fm 6465 1 snd_opl3_synth
snd_seq 54609 5
fm801_gp 7745 0
gameport 19785 2 fm801_gp
snd_fm801 21765 2
snd_tea575x_tuner 7873 1 snd_fm801
videodev 13505 1 snd_tea575x_tuner
snd_ac97_codec 77497 1 snd_fm801
snd_pcm_oss 53745 0
snd_mixer_oss 21697 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 91845 3 snd_fm801,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 13765 1 snd_pcm
snd_opl3_lib 14401 2 snd_opl3_synth,snd_fm801
snd_timer 28357 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib
snd_hwdep 12897 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401_uart 11457 1 snd_fm801
snd_rawmidi 28641 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 12493 5
snd 58405 15
soundcore 13217 2 snd
So I guess that means the system has found the hardware and the drivers are
I have unmuted and maxed out all the faders in alsamixer. I can hear a
slight tick in the output when I mute and unmute the mic channel and some of
the other channels so there is some sign of life.
But I cant get the thing to play any sound files.
aplay bigfile.wav results in silence. The Gnome sound tester does not play a
sound file. Audacity crashes on playing a file. So something is not right. I
noticed some *oss modules loaded is that good or bad?
Is there something I need to do to tell applications to direct their sound
to this device???
A direct copy of a wav file to /dev/dsp, which I think should make a noise,
doesnt. Or is there another way to copy data directly to the device as a
I know sound works in Linux because I have another system with an SBLive
that works. (Sorry that just reflects my frustration with getting this
working) So what have I missed???? Does any one here have an FM801 based
card working with FC3 who can offer me some guidance
Any help most welcome..
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