[mythtv-users] ALSA not working in Myth

Chris Lynch lynchseattle at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 16:18:42 UTC 2006

On 2/5/06, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> At the end, the configure script prints out whether or not it enabled
> ALSA. Did the print out say that ALSA was enabled?
> The configure script checks for the ALSA library include file
> (alsa/asoundlib.h) and the ALSA library (libasound). If they are not
> installed on your system, then the configure script will disable ALSA
> sound. Are these files installed on your system?
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As best as I can tell everything should be working right.  I have
alsa-lib-devel installed, and have the files the following path:

When I do my ./configure it also confirms that ALSA support will be
enabled.  However, when I run mythfrontend and put ALSA:spdif into the sound
output device, that's when I get the "Audio output device is set to an ALSA
device but ALSA support is not compiled in!" error.  Here is the output of
my ./configure:

# Basic Settings
Compile type     release
Compiler cache   no
DistCC           no
Install prefix   /usr
CPU              x86 (athlon)
Big Endian       no
MMX enabled      yes
Vector Builtins  yes

# Input Support
Joystick menu    yes
lirc support     yes
Video4Linux sup. yes
ivtv support     yes
FireWire support yes
DVB support      no [/usr/include]
DBox2 support    yes

# Sound Output Support
OSS support      yes
ALSA support     yes
aRts support     no
JACK support     no
DTS passthrough  yes

# Video Output Support
x11 support      yes
xrandr support   yes
xv support       yes
XvMC support     yes
XvMC VLD support yes
XvMC pro support no
XvMC libs        -lXvMCW
OpenGL vsync     yes
DirectFB         no

# Misc Features
DVD playback     yes
Frontend         yes
Backend          yes

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help,

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