[mythtv-users] Slow video, Max CPU, bad sound

David Peach mailinglists at dpeach.com
Thu Jan 15 01:54:01 EST 2004

> I was getting no sound except loud static. This was while using the
> /dev/dsp as my sound device. But as I read on the list here when using
> ALSA (which I believe I am since it is loaded in my Services Manager of
> Mandrake) to add an entry into my mysql database for "ALSA:hw:0,0". I have
> also chosen that as my sound device in mythtvsetup and mythfrontend
> Settings. Now I get no sound at all.

I have now gotten OSS working (I think) and ALSA turned off (I know). But
this is what I get now:
Opening OSS audio device '/dev/dsp'.
player: Can't open audio device: /dev/dsp

Along with this, mythTV just completely hangs and I have to do a Cntl-C
from the command line to stop the frontend.

I am running the via82cxxx_audio driver for my VT8233 [AC97 Audio
Controller] on board sound. This is an MSI K7T266 Pro motherboard.

Again, thank you for your help.


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