[nSLUG] Re: Sound problem (isn't there always?)
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun Oct 12 03:05:34 ADT 2008
Daniel Morrison wrote:
D> Have you ever played a music CD on this hardware before (another OS)?
No. Pig in a poke.
D> ...must be attached to your sound card's (motherboard's) CD or AUX
D> inputs using one of those CD analog audio cables that come in about
D> three hundred different flavoured ends.
Ah, so. Well, let's try that.....[excursions to various dark corners
where old computers are stored]...
I have 3 of the (alleged :-) 300 flavours. One does fit. Shazzam! I
have a Vivaldi bassoon concerto playing as I write.
D> So don't give up on the analog solution yet!
Right. Thank you!
One interesting point: the reference that you gave:
lists a several internal connectors including a CD Audio one. But
initially I overlooked that one (marked CD IN) and was about to plug
the cable into a more conspicuous one marked "ATAPI" -- same size and
configuration. The ATAPI internal mobo connector isn't mentioned in
the dell.com page. What's it for?
A> While many older CD-ROMs would output analog via a patch cable to
A> the sound card, most of the CD/DVD drives you buy today no longer
A> even have that connector on the back...
Right. So this whole exercise may be mostly a learning experience
because when this P4 becomes my main machine, I'll replace one (or
maybe both) of the current CD drives with a brand new Phillips DVD
drive/recorder from my present main machine. I don't recall that it
has the analog audio pigtail.
Which leads to another question:
I see that, with Slack 12.1 and 2.6 kernel, I'm getting a note in
dmesg (which originates from ide-scsi.c itself):
ide-scsi is deprecated for cd burning! Use ide-cd and give
dev=/dev/hdX as device
The manpage for cdrecord (Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a38)
isn't completely clear on this. Is it the case that instead of doing, say,
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0 -eject isoimage
with ide-scsi.o in kernel and append="hdd=ide-scsi" in lilo.conf, I
can omit modprobe ide-scsi, omit append="hdd=ide-scsi" from lilo.conf
and just use this?
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=/dev/hdd -eject isoimage
The manpage is giving slightly different syntax from dmesg when the
Some operating systems or SCSI transport implementations may
require to specify a filename in addition. In this case the
correct syntax for the device is:
dev=devicename:scsibus,target,lun or dev=device-name:target,lun.
If the name of the device node that has been specified on such a
system refers to exactly one SCSI device, a shorthand in the form
dev=devicename:@ or dev= devicename:@,lun may be used instead of
I've been successfully using ide-scsi with a 2.4 kernel, most recently
on a PIII with a DVD burner. But I'd be happy to omit that extra
baggage if it isn't neccessary any more.
Thanks for the help with audio,
Aaron> skwidly:~ # hwinfo --cd
Ah! I don't have hwinfo. A very old "sysinfo" doesn't work well with
recent hardware. I've just fetched the hwinfo tgz and src from
repository.slacky.eu. New toy/tool!
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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