[BL] Sound works (workbone), Realaudio won't install in Xvesa
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sun Aug 29 04:15:36 EDT 2004
We have one computer where Realplayer did install without any problems,
but I had not tried it because Ron's instructions were for sb16 only and
this has an onboard ESS chip. Since ISA SB16 seems to be causing problems
for other people (play and bplay gave error messages with both my cards) I
decided (around 3 am) to give the ESS a try. Windows is using it with
essolo.com (ESS solo chip) so I copied over all the es*.o modules and
tried just substituting the most likely one (esssolo1.o) for the sb line
(sixth module insmodded - I don't know if I still need v_midi or uart401
like I do with sb). It worked, no need to specify io, irq or dma as I had
to do for sb.
Tried workbone. Had to change the link for /dev/cdrom to /dev/hdb from
/dev/scd0 - which I hope will not mess up cdrecord (which works on this
machine). It plays.
Tried play - it also plays, no error messages about audio size buffer!
Someone else had written in that their ess card (3170?) worked with sox
when another card (SB) did not. Is this onboard chip PCI perhaps? It was
easier to set up than SB. My SB cards are all ISA, but the message when
doing insmod was that ALL sb cards need to specify parameters.
PCI SB cards worked with sox play when ISA cards did not for other
I will try a few other SB cards and then the ESS cards (PCI would free up
a slot for the ISA MGA card) in my other computer. The ESS cards need
powered speakers. We have one pair. Boomboxes with line in also work
well as powered speakers.
Anyone know what module is used by Vibra16 cards?
Set up Opera, file types, to open files with extension rpm (in Opera
already as a default) and also typed in 'rmm ra ram' with realplayer (I
searched for it in /usr/local/bin) and opened that file while in the Opera
file types edit menu and it copied path and file name to the proper line
(below 'default' line - there is no default for this file type).
Tried to dial - our ISP is still down, it has been for three days. (Free
account from a local community college where Jim learned to program C++,
between semesters, probably down for a remodel.)
At least my dial-up shell account still works so here I am, telnetted from
there. More news when the ISP is working again.
This still does not fix the problem of the disappearing libXp.so.6 when
attempting to install Realaudio. Some odd bug?
On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 02:00:25AM +0000, sindi keesan wrote:
> > > > but what I am really after is realaudio and mplayer so I can listen to
> > > > online radio.
> > >
> > > The RealPlayer works with the two extra libraries from SW8.1, and X.
> > I have glibc-so-2.2.5 which Opera also needed. What is the other library
> > that it needs?
> Does it need the cxx library as well?
> > > > I tried to install the large rp8*.bin file by typing rp8* and it
> > > > and it tried to install, gave me three pages of Warning:
> > > > Translation_table syntaxerror:, Unknown keysym name: osfDown and much
> > > > more of the same, followed by a final 'Segmentation fault'.
> I fixed this problem by copying over XKeySymDB from xlib.tgz. I do not
> have X installed, just the minimum files needed to make Xvesa work.
> Now when I try to install realplayer8 it says it cannot find libXp.so.6 .
> It is in /usr/X11R6/bin where I copied libXp.so.6.2 (from xbin.tgz) and
> made a link from libXp.so.6 (ln -s libXp.so.6.2 libXp.so.6 as in the
> doinstall.sh script). This file and this link have the same md5sum
> as on a computer where RP8 would install (which has the complete xbin and
> xlib installed). ldd rp8* also informs me that I am missing libXp.so.6
> What the heck is going on? A web search gave no clues.
> Perhaps RP wants a later version of libXp? But why can't ldd find libXp
> when it is there?
> Would it possibly help to install the complete xbin (and then remove
> irrelevant parts, of which there are many, one at a time)?
> I note that there is also a libXp.6.2.a or some such thing which I did
> NOT copy over - but I think that is used for statically compiling
> programs. I was trying to compile an X program on that computer and must
> have installed the relevant package for compiling in X.
> I also tried this on a second computer with the same results. Same linux
> setup (I copied over the same files to all my linux computers).
> The second computer is the one where I tried to use SVGAlib without
> specifying chipset VESA and it crashed while trying to use bmv with
> 'uncorrectable error'. Running e2fsck from BL3 loop claimed it was clean
> but I still get lots of error messages when I boot BL2 and will probably
> have to reinstall. Superblock problems.
> EXT2-fs error .... wrong free blocks count in super block, stored =
> 512049, counted = 503456. ....
> error=0x40 UncorrectableError LBAsect.......
> Linux can be frustrating. Time to install sound on the computer where
> realaudio claims to have installed itself properly.
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