Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219088
intel8x0 fails to play mono sounds
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:51 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure intel8x0 sound card (Intel ICH [NVidia CK8])
2. Try to play a 1-channel audio file using aplay
aplay fails to play:
[steve@rivendell ekiga]$ aplay -D hw:1,0 voicemail.wav
Playing WAVE 'voicemail.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 22050 Hz, Mono
aplay: set_params:909: Channels count non available
(this only affects mono audio - stereo works fine)
aplay should play the audio
This completely breaks Ekiga, which returns a very unhelpful "couldn't open
audio device" message.
Fedora 4 on the same hardware works fine, so this is functionality that has been
removed/broken in ALSA.
You have to use the plughw device, so
aplay -D plughw:1,0 voicemail.wav
should works for you.
btw. the default configuration should work too (aplay voicemail.wav).
This is a misdiagnosis - I've opened bug #230069 to address the real problem.