[linux-audio-user] My new mouse done ate my alsa sound

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Mar 11 07:37:05 EDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-03-11 at 01:44 -0500, M P Smoak wrote:
> Please forgive me but I've got say:  Don't tell me my sys is old 
> and OS version is ancient.  It worked a few days ago to my 
> satisfaction.  I'm sick of hearing it.
> I'm running planet-ccrma rh9 on my machine Songbird for a long time 
> now.  I know it's old.  Dave P. put together for me several years 
> ago.  And it's met my needs.  I've tried (without success) to replace 
> it with a new machine; never got sound to work, power supply fan 
> sounds like a jet plane taking off; it'll work "some day".
> But Songbird kept working; reliable in spades.  
> Last week, the mouse (acting odd for a long time) got too bad to 
> use. So I take my friends advice and go to a usb mouse.  Halt the 
> machine; pull the ps2 mouse and plug in the use mouse. 
> Boot; all seems to work well;  all works except SOUND!  Except my 
> old standby, Realplayer.  Alsaplayer doesn't play.  Soundfont loads 
> for my SBlive, alsa patch bay appears to work, QA mix looks as 
> usual, ....
> We had no keyboard for our session tonight.  
> With RH9, I think I know, Reaplayer forces use of OSS emulation from
> ALSA.  It works; I'm sitting here listening to CJRT via Realplayer 
> now.  My keyboard is dead.
> USB is stepping on ALSA.  I've searched, looked at all the logs I can 
> find and damned it I have any idea what's happened or how to fix it if 
> it's fixable.  I'm searching for a working ps2 mouse too.

    You don't need a working PS2 mouse.  Get a USB to PS2 converter.
I've got about twenty of the damn things at work.  They only cost about
a buck.  I'll never understand why we ignore the PS2 port in favor of
USB for simple stuff like mice and keyboards.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of 
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to 
skid in sideways, chardonnay in one hand, chocolate in the other, body 
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming 'WOO HOO, what a ride'"

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