Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445106
speakter-test is not working: sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.
Last modified: 2008-06-13 19:52:01 EDT
speaker-test fails with the following messages:
Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 1 to 2097152
Period size range from 0 to 206158431
Using max buffer size 2097152
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 0
was set buffer_size = 2097152
speaker-test: pcm_params.c:2351: sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.
[root@ravine pulse]# cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Audigy ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [SB0090]
Audigy 1 [SB0090] (rev.3, serial:0x511102) at 0x9c00, irq 5
1 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
HDA NVidia at 0xfe020000 irq 11
[root@ravine pulse]# cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.15 (Tue Nov 20 19:16:42
[root@ravine pulse]# rpm -q alsa-utils
[root@ravine pulse]# rpm -q pulseaudio
The message 'sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.' also comes when
doom3 is started, which is using SDL sound.
Seems to be a duplicate of bug #443087
Does the change from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443087#c2 fix
the problem for you?
Yes, it does. But AFAICS this is effectively the same as disabling pulseaudio
for alsa (i.e. the same as 'yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio'.
Yes. But it's a pulseaudio but then....
This is being tracked upstream:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 443087 ***