Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 382891
pcm_params.c:2351: sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.
Last modified: 2008-06-12 00:35:56 EDT
Various applications using sound always fail in Fedora 8. Appears to be an
upstream ALSA bug.
I encountered it when trying to start ustunts (from the
aha, okay. moved to pulseaudio.
The comments at the two links I originally posted seemed to imply the bug is
somewhere in alsa-lib.
In any case, that these applications fail to start / crash due to the new alsa /
pulseaudio setup in Fedora 8 is very unfortunate.
I have the same problem with xemacs (when I use sound in the xemacs config),
xemacs fails then with:
xemacs: pcm_params.c:2351: sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.
My workaround for the moment is to remove 'alsa-plugins-pulseaudio', I found
this workaround here
This also causes ekiga to crash and burn unless you set "Preferences -> Sound
Events -> Alternative Output Device" to anything NOT the "Default".
This is most likely fixed by the newest alsa-plugins-pulseaudio. Could you
No such luck - it's still broken with the same error message. Does
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.15-3.fc8.1 include this patch
as described on https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/view.php?id=2601 or
would change need to go into an updated alsa-lib?
It looks like this bug has been fixed in Fedora 9. I currently have
alsa-lib-1.0.16-3.fc9 and alsa-lib-1.0.16-3.fc9 installed and ustunts now starts