1.0b3 driver bugs

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  1. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    please report 1.0b3-specific issues and bugs here

    if you think the bug requires additional information or discussion, start a new topic and do only post a very brief description of the problem in this thread (as well as a link to your new topic)

    PLEASE do not post suggestions, ideas, 'thanks', 'how do I' questions here!

    E.
     
  2. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    1. Eugene, All sounds are "TOO CRISPY" as if people are blowing from their nose (SSSssssss@Peak & ChChchch@PeakDrop)
    2. A Stereo (2.0) mp3 file only sounds on Channel 1, Channel 2 and Woofer (Not on Chan 3,4,5)
    (Surrounded not enabled on default driver installation)
    3. Front Left and Front Right OK! (default config) but other channels numbers assigned to wrong speakers
    Audigy 2 ZS (035x) Pre-installed on Dell (not OEM built)
    Front Center =/= 3
    Sub Woofer =/= 4
    Left Surrounded (Rear Left) =/= 5
    Right Surrounded (Rear Right) =/= 6

    Correct order,
    Rear Left = 3
    Rear Right = 4
    Front Center = 5
    Sub Woofer = 6

    4. Like the previous release, under 48000 hz, 'M','3','4','5','6' is disabled.

    5. Sound distortion, Temp work around here :D (Edit minutes in numbers at distortion start point)

    Any guys reading my issue here, please confirm these with your sound card model and post with your model name etc (Example: Audigy 2ZS kX SB035x 10k2 [d8c0]). If you have new issues, I will read and edit this post to confirm it.
     
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  3. nekton

    nekton New Member

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    Same here; Audigy works fine from back stereo but suddenly degrades at 9 minutes (Leopard 10.5.4). Great start and hope you can fix the time-related degrade.
    Gave me new hope for using my old Audigy—if you can fix this problem, I will definitely donate.
     
  4. hquest

    hquest New Member

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    Same as from v1.0b2:

    Reporting working driver for analog outputs on an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum SB0350 EMU10k2 in both 5.1 sound config and (simultaneously) on frontal panel line output, on Mac OS X 10.5.4.

    As others reported, audio gets distorted after some time -- like about 4 mins playing -- but gets back normal in less than a minute if left playing (isn't driver running out of clock sync?). After this happens 3-4 times, sound is completely distorted, and a kextunload/kextload is mandatory.

    No remapping needed for speakers on Audio MIDI Setup.

    Quick edit: Audio MIDI Setup app reports output as 8ch-32bit -- wasn't it supposed to be 24-bit?)
     
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  5. rokmc820

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    Hi~ :D

    System info.
    OS : Leopard 10.5.4(Hackintosh)
    CPU : Q6600 2.4GHz@Quad core
    M/B : Asus P5K-E WiFi
    RAM : 4GB

    SOUND : SB0060 (e880) / Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

    uhm...

    2chanel only.. and noise..(SSSssssss chchchchchchch)

    Chanel select possible! but no changed.

    :p

    Good job.
     
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  6. catboy

    catboy New Member

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    Hi all
    my card:
    Audigy 2 Zs: SB0350 10k2 [b400]
    Vendor: 0x1102
    Device id: 0x0004 (7003 is game port ups..)

    OS: Leopard 10.5.4 intel
    Sound system format: 48000 hz 8ch-32bit !!!!!!
    the bugs is the same.

    but first time i get 20 min w/sound! with VLC player and digital output (i can't get AC3 output... )

    Test in Reason:
    All channel connected but only 1 & 2 available so only Stereo
     
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  7. existation

    existation New Member

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    Hi
    My card sb0090 (under windows) but after instaling kXAudioDriver-1.0b3 i have a sb0092.
    but under EFI Studio my cart is see foto
    [​IMG]

    By the way sound still has disctorction about a 5-10 min.

    my spec
    leo 10.5.4
    cpu e6400
    2 gb ram
    asus p5k-e wifi /ap
    gf 7600gt
     
  8. xtraa

    xtraa New Member

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    Hi :)

    First: So many thanks for your hard work. :D

    I have a Hackinosh and just plugged my E-MU 1212m in the PCI slot.

    It shows up in the system prefs, but I have no output on my analog
    outs. Wasn't able to check spdif etc. outputs yet.

    At verbose bootup it detects all the possible channels, but it says
    PCI does not match.

    The version of my card is


    Device ID: 0004
    Vendor ID: 1102
    Revision 3 (the one with built in Firewire, too)

    Debug Stuff

    - LSPCI detects it as a SB Audigy.
    - System Profiler detects No Built in Audio
    - System profiler detects Firewire on the Card, but it does not work (1102:4001)

    - Kextstat tells me the driver is loaded

    Code:
    9    0 0x20d95000 0x3b000    0x3a000    com.kXProject.driver.kXAudioDriver (1.0b3) <68 17 12>
    - PCI Vendor and Device is correct in the .plist

    - Console shows this error message when Firewire is plugged in:

    Code:
    18.08.08 03:46:54 kernel !! kXAudioEngine[0x2fba000]:getCurrentSampleFrame(): should never happen [fffffc19 vs 12c0] 
    And it is looping this message, not sure if this is related:

    Code:
    18.08.08 03:34:41 com.apple.kdcmond[57] krb5kdc: failed to initialize sandbox: Cannot apply builtin profile `krb5kdc': Policy not found 
    My System specs are Leopard 10.5.4, EFI v8, Vanilla kernel (no hacks), Intel C2D and I dunno what ICH exactly.

    Thanks for checking and keep up the good work :) :)

    Cheers
     
  9. themax

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    All fine in me 10.5.4 only similiar bugs of b2 , sound freeze....
     
  10. Insphire

    Insphire New Member

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    By the way, regarding the well known "noise", after inspecting a little some logs, i just noticed that this is what happens exactly some seconds before the sound becomes distorted:

    Code:
    8/21/08 9:42:58 AM kernel kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]::performAudioEngineStop() - 1 
    8/21/08 9:42:58 AM kernel kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]::performAudioEngineStop: stop audio [0; 5555 0] 
    8/21/08 9:42:58 AM kernel kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]::peformFormatChange(0x405dd00, 0x363a3bd8, 0) 
    8/21/08 9:42:58 AM kernel kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]::performAudioEngineStart() - 0 
    8/21/08 9:42:58 AM kernel kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]::performAudioEngineStart: start audio [0; 5555 0] 
    8/21/08 9:43:28 AM kernel !! kXAudioEngine[0x3fb1000]:getCurrentSampleFrame(): should never happen [dc00 vs 12c0] 
    
    Im not sure if this is useful at all, because it looks to me like standard debug msgs, but in any case, here it is :)

    Thanks for your work Eugene & co!
     
  11. popeyeq

    popeyeq New Member

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    Hi, just want to ask. I use to have Linux before i find osx86. There is ALSA Dliver working under Linux. OSX and Linux are both unix base systems. Would be possible rebuild ALSA driver for OSX?

    hi runing 1.0b3 driver on SB Audigy Platinum SB0090 10k2 [c400] same problems sound go bad after few minutes - SBLive_reset_workflow help to reload driver automaticly.

    Applications wich not crashing when reload driver:
    (Less then sec. no sound, but continue playing.)
    iTunes, Quicktime,

    Apps which crash: vlc


    Multichannel - 5.1 surround:
    L.Front / R.Front (1/2)
    L.Rear / R.Rear (3/4)
    Center / SW (5/6)

    adjustable channels only 1, 2. At audio midi setup can hear all channels, when I press them. Surround sound works at all players.
     
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  12. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    be interesting to see if that's possible, but there may be some underlying extensions that could cause problems, but you have to remember, although they are both based on a similiar code, they are completely different operating systems after all
     
  13. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    No, ALSA is strictly Linux-only and doesn't work on other Unix-like OS-es (including FreeBSD, Solaris and OSX).
    Maybe OSS can help you, not sure if that works on OSX.
     
  14. popeyeq

    popeyeq New Member

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    Thanks, I see now it was a stupid question.

    By the way. Fireware working bouth front and back port.
     
  15. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    1. Check if volume level set to lower value fixes the problem.
    2. This is expected and will not be fixed unless I implement full DSP control (kX DSP clone for OS X).
    3. I will update the mapping accordingly. Meanwhile, 'Audio and MIDI' applet will fix the problem (manual reassign).
    4. ?.. do you mean volume controls? Volume is currently 'stereo-only', two channels, I will check if it is possible to make it system-wide.

    E.
     
  16. Oxtie

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    1. I can still hear sharp crispness on words sounding from "SxxSSsss" (with low volume). If you open iTunes, Equalizer, set all volumes to 0 except 16k then you may notice some sharpness (even with low volume)
    2. dsp, i guess this is going to take a lot of work :):)
    3. yes, manual reassigning has solved it so far.
    4. Yes volume controls. After selecting Multichannel (in speaker config), shouldn't all multichannel volumes suppose to be adjustable?
     
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  17. CptanPanic

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    Just wanted to say I am running 10.5.4 with a Soundblaster Live! Value card and it works great execpt I have the corrupted sound every five minutes. Cant wait till next release.
    Thanks,
    CP
     
  18. spie

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    hi,i first reply is nonse. cause as below:

    system say:
    Hello spie,
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