[mythtv-users] [OT] Xbox Frontend/Xebian 1.1/Alsa
ctd at minneapolish3.com
Fri Aug 5 01:53:26 UTC 2005
>On 8/4/05, Johan Kihlström <johan.kihlstrom at bredband.net> wrote:
>>Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> I had a frontend on my Xbox without issue for about 8 months.
>>>>decided to upgrade Myth to .18, and in the process, upgrade Xebian to
>>>> Problem is, now I can't get sound of the XBox with Myth. I can play
>>>>audio OK using aplay, but when I go to view a recording with Myth I
>>>>get "mixer unable to find control PCM"
>>>What happens when you set "Mixer Controls" to "Master" instead of "PCM"?
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>>Doesn't matter, I'm afraid
>>I just had the same problem when upgrading to the latest Xebian.
>>The sound device in the X-box has no mixer, so in order to make ALSA
>>work you have to disable internal mixing in myth.
>>You also need a good .asoundrc and instead of selecting /dev/dsp in
>>audio you have to write ALSA:(device from asoundrc)
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>Ok, disabling the internal mixed fixed it. I swear I tried this
>yesterday after reading about the XBox not having a hardware
>Anyway, I've got sound with: MixerControl=PCM (this is probably
>ignored since internal mixing is off), AudioDevice and
>Thanks for the help & suggestions!
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I basically had the same issue. I installed myth 0.18.1 using install
help from http://bit.blkbk.com/ (0.4.5-beta) on a xebian 1.1.0 xbox. I
followed a previous post's instructions where the only change I had to
make was setting Audio Output Device to /dev/dsp. No volume control in
mythtv, but I have sound.
Concerning some of the posts about HW vs. SW mod. I found the info on
www.xbox-linux.org a little dated in regards to the SW mod
instructions. I actually bought a mod chip after unsuccessfully
attempting a SW mod using the www.xbox-linux.org instructions. By the
time my mod chip arrived, I found other more up to date instructions to
accomplish the SW mod on almost any xbox no matter what HW version or
I basically followed the instructions on the following links to SW-mod
I did purchase the an action replay kit from ebay for $20 and rented the
ORIGINAL MechAssault Game in order to perform the SW mod.
I then followed the http://bit.blkbk.com/ instructions.
Then I used some evolutions dashboard tutorial instructions on
xbox-scene.com on how to start the linux install w/o needing the boot CD.
Now I have a stable and cheap frontend.
Hope that helps.
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