bug reports for OS X driver 1.2b1

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  1. ka7a8

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    Îòâåò: bug reports for OS X driver 1.2b1

    Hi Eugene!

    Bug report for 1.2b1:

    I have Audigy LS (0x00071102). I download a last version of driver and intall it.
    After i add pci-id-mach string in info.plist - 0x00071102 and make kextload. dmesg answer is:

    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::init: --- driver start-up, version 1.2b1
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::initHardware(0x28e8d00)
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::initHardware: bus/dev/func: 4/9/0; device/subsys/chip: 00071102:10131102:04010000 - at port cc00
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::initHardware: I/O range @0x10 (0000cc00) mapped into 0000cc00 [up to 0000cc1f]
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- kX Software Abstraction Level Library init ---
    kX Audio Driver (Debug)
    version: 5.10.00.3545 - debug
    Copyright \M-) Eugene Gavrilov, 2001-2008. All rights reserved.
    Library Compiled Nov 19 2008, 04:42:31

    kXAudioDevice [HAL] PCI: bad device/subsys supplied [71102]
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] !!! PCI init failed
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::init: failed [3]
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] !!! dsp_clear() w/o being inited
    kXAudioDevice [ERROR] error in bufmgr_close [invalid blocks found]
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- Library done ---
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::free()
    kXAudioDevice[0x2a14000]::free_all() - iKX interface already closed

    Eugene, i have one question - This driver support Audigy LS (pcidi - 0007x1102) or support in later?

    iDeneb 1.2 Leopard 10.5.4
     
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    kX does not support the Audigy LS.
     
  3. Eugene Gavrilov

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    Îòâåò: bug reports for OS X driver 1.2b1

    Kez: 1820: no, I doubt this is an issue with log scale, because your SPDIF channel is OK.
    Please try to check the volumes in OS X, and try to set them to 1.0, then to 0.25 etc..
    I cannot guess the reason for the issue, because it seems that on my 1212m it works fine. I guess, you need to try different volume settings -> connect both analog and digital outputs and try to change 'master' level, then per-channel level. Check that all of them influence your results in the same way. Try to use 'kxctrl' for manually connecting and disconnecting the outputs (try to disconnect analog output from the xrouting, try to connect SPDIF instead)...

    headphones preset:
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    1. kX can detect headphone insertion on LiveDrive external module.
    2. kX can also detect plug-in/unplug events on A2 ZS Notebook
    3. On certain cards it is possible to detect insertion on the card itself, but the bits responsible for these events are very different for each card.
    Currently, kX does not handle jack insertions into the PCI card.
    ---
    If you are playing back 5.1 content, and it gets into the DSP, the DSP downmixes the audio into 'stereo' and sends it to 'LiveDrive headphone output'. I'm not aware of any kX -compatible device that would have 'headphones' jack on the PCI card itself.
    If you are using the same jack for 'front speakers' and 'headphones', there is no way to distinguish between the two in software.
    That's why you will only get 'front L'+'front R' tracks of your DVD, without Center and LFE, from your 'front' jack.
    There is an option to route 'headphones' to 'Center+Subwoofer' output. ("Route phones to Center/Subwoofer'). This will let you plug-in your headphones into 'center+lfe' jack, keep your front speakers connected to the front jack, rear speakers plugged into rear jack. But you will loose Center+LFE channels. (Please use '4.0' preset for this scenario).
    (This option can be enabled for OS X by using 'kxctrl').

    Since OS X will not allow you to change DSP configuration easily, I suggest you manage all the mixing stuff in software.

    E.
     
  4. TheKezReturns

    TheKezReturns New Member

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    Cool. Been super busy with other stuff lately, will check it out soon. I just thinking now the mbp is probably not a good level meter as I don't know how the line-in volume slider in system preferences effects the db reading in software. ie is all the way up unity or all the way down???? Trying to think if I have something else lying around that is more accurate. All i know is my speakers are way too loud for my neighbours at the lowest setting :). Strangely though, although I can't be sure about this atm, as I increase the volume, the sound level doesn't seem to increase as much as I would expect... another reason for me thinging it could be a some kind of scale issue.
    Also, this might be s stupid question, but where do I find documentation for kxctrl?
     
  5. Oxtie

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    Re: Îòâåò: bug reports for OS X driver 1.2b1

    :confused: headphones on pci itself? I don't have headphones on pci card itself (though the retail version of pix shows to have). :sigh: EDIT: nvm... I guess its not that big issue anyways :) I can always do something (workaround) if I want to watch 5.1zzzz
     
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    Hi,

    I have the same problem as several folks I've seen on different forums, but in my case it's worse beause it happens irregularly!

    Here's my startup log:
    Code:
    Dec 28 20:54:56 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x4307100]::init: --- driver start-up, version 1.2b1
    Dec 28 20:54:56 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x4307100]::initHardware(0x3d4b500)
    Dec 28 20:54:56 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x4307100]::free()
    Dec 28 20:54:56 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x4307100]::free_all() - iKX interface already closed
    
    System:
    HW: 945P mobo, Pentuim D 930, nvidia gfx, Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350)
    SW: iAtkos 5i, Software Update to 10.5.6, Voodoo 9.5.0 kernel (release 1.0, not the beta coming with iAtkos) + System.kext.

    Originally, it appeared that whether the driver works or not has something to do with the tscsync patch in the voodoo kernel (it seemed to work with cpus=1). I've done roughly the following steps (deducing from my system.log), resulting in driver refusing to work under any configuration with the above error (when using voodoo kernel):

    Code:
    1. [Dec 27 17:08:03] installed driver, kernel: voodoo beta, cpus=1, driver didn't start (the error above, just the numbers are a bit different)
    2. [Dec 27 17:10:48] reboot, driver loaded normally
    3. [Dec 27 17:31:12] reboot, driver failed to load
    4. [Dec 27 19:15:48] reboot, driver loaded normally
    5. [Dec 27 20:07:06] playing around with Sleep (not working btw.), reboot, driver loaded normally
    6. [Dec 28 10:42:17] cpus=2, reboot, driver failed to load
    7. [Dec 28 11:18:59] cpus=1, reboot, driver failed to load
    8. [Dec 28 11:32:07] cpus=2, reboot, driver failed to load
    9. [Dec 28 11:38:24] reboot, driver failed to load
    10. [Dec 28 12:00:27] installed 1.2b0, driver failed to load
    11. [Dec 28 12:01:53] reboot, driver failed to load
    12. [Dec 28 14:45:31] reboot, driver failed to load
    13. [Dec 28 14:51:20] reinstalled 1.2b0, driver failed to load
     - at this point I was really desperate, thinking that I'll never get the running again, until:
    14. [Dec 28 18:48:41] cpus=1, reboot, driver loaded normally
     - now I incorrectly thought that the cpus=1 is the solution (only now that I'm browsing through the logs can I see that it was a mistake). So I decided to try other kernels to see if I could get the best of both worlds.
    15. [Dec 28 19:41:02] kernel: voodoo 1.0 (final), cpus=2, reboot, driver failed to load
    16. [Dec 28 20:12:25] kernel: 9.5.0 fassl, cpus=2, reboot, driver loaded normally (but since the fassl kernel doesn't contain the tsc fix, the entire system is completely unstable and unusable with cpus=2 on a pentium D)
    17. [Dec 28 20:25:43] kernel: voodoo 1.0 (final), cpus=1, reboot, driver failed to load
    18. [Dec 28 20:35:10] reboot, driver failed to load
    19. [Dec 28 20:36:42] reboot, driver failed to load
     - at this point, I thought the voodoo final is a no-go, so I reverted to beta
    20. [Dec 28 20:45:32] kernel: voodoo beta 2c (from iAtkos 5i), cpus=1, reboot, driver failed to load
    21. [Dec 28 20:51:13] reinstalled 1.2b1 (I forgot that I installed 1.2b0 some time ago, but it didn't seem to change anything anyway), driver failed to load
    22. [Dec 28 20:54:56] back to voodoo 1.0 final, reboot, driver failed to load, tried reloading on running system, always failed
    23. [Dec 28 22:07:41] kernel: 9.5.0 fassl, cpus=1, reboot, driver loaded normally, tried reloading on running system, always loaded normally!
     - it seems that the fassl kernel is a better match than voodoo for kx, at least on a Pentium D. however, this kernel is a no-go for cpus=2, so it solves my problem only partially (remember? I wanted both cpus=2 and kx ;)
    24. [Dec 28 22:14:26] reboot, same config, just to make sure it works. noticed that it doesn't work in the audio and midi setup speaker test, though other apps play normally
    25. [Dec 28 22:27:07] reboot, same config, just to make really sure ;) it works. audio midi setup works as well. don't know what changed...
    26. [Dec 28 22:31:27] voodoo beta, doesn't work
    27. [Dec 28 22:41:46] same config, still doesn't work
    
    I've tried various configs since then, voodoo kernels consistently don't work, fassl always works.

    Thanks,
    Stefan

    Update Jan 07: Stupid me - after DSDT patch, everything works like a charm! (even sleep, to a certian degree!!!) - voodoo_kernel final, cpus=2, kx1.2b1, everything :)
     
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  7. Martinello

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    Hi,
    I'm kinda a nobe at mac so excuse my maybe stupid questions. I own a "SB live! 24-bit external (USB)". With my previos PC it worked fine buth I recently switched to mac (new macbook 2,4GHz if that helps) and now have problems with making my surround sound work. I installed 1.2b1 kX drivers but they don't seme to do the job. At first I have sound in the front but no where else and when I plug-in headphones in the phones-jack I don't have sound anywhere anymore. Not in my headphones when pluged-in or any where else when pluged-out. Can you help me out? Is there something else I need to install? Or change in my preferences? I also have perian 1.3.1 installed on my mac, is that a problem, will it interfere with your drivers?

    Thanks and enjoy the holidays
    Martinello
     
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    usb cards come with osx drivers AFAIK
     
  10. popovde

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    Hello! Installed sound driver with the all the items described below. Sound card undecided, but no sound.

    0. Checked Compatiblity list above? Yes. Audigy. 10k2
    1. Cable connections checked from behind? On proper port? ond NOT on Mic port? Yes.
    2. Audio Midi Setup set with appropriate speakers? Performed Speaker Test? Yes. No sound.
    3. Speakers Powered ON? Power Cables checked? Yes.
    4. HeadPhones plugged in resulting in Mute? Yes.
    5. Any other drivers conflicting? OnBoard Audio disabled in BIOS? (Onboard drivers for Azalia / AppleHDA known to conflict) Azalia Disabled.
    6. Is Device's name mentioned properly in Audio Midi setup? eg. "kX 0350 etc" (Application \ Utilities) Name - kx SB 0092 10k2.
    7. "Intel ICH and PIIX Controller" was enabled in your OSX setup? unchecked Azalia, AppleHDA in setup? Yes.
    8. Volume Controls checked? Yes.
    9. Earlier versions working on your system? (have you tried earlier versions? see my signature for download links) No.
    10. Your sound works on XP/Vist???? (and with kX drivers for Windows???) Yes.
    11. BIOS shows information that PCI card is inserted properly? Yes.
    12. Tried other Distros such as JaS, Kalyway, Leo4All? etc? No. Only iDeneb 1.3 Mac Os 10.5.5
    13. Sound comes when you put your headphones ON? in the headphones port? Yes
    14. Unloading and Reloading driver kext works? No Sound.
     
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    Click here since this is your double post :p
     
  12. gondor69

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    Seems like there is still a kernel panic when I leave it continuously (like over the night or so...) but works as fine as 1.2b0 for me on short sessions (3/4 hours, even better stabilty, still ot perfect though but it's excellent/awesome/marvelous/onderful to be able to use my audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA on a OSx86 cpu)
     
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    Hi, in case it's something, here is the dump of the pcmcia eject, notice (if relevent ) the ERROR line down there.
    System is OSX86 10.5.5

    I tried OSX10.5.6 but I kept getting KP (more with 10.5.6 than 10.5.5)


    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::stop(0xa675c00) -
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::free_all() -
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::free_all() - dereference iKX interface
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0xa675c00]::stop: interrupts disabled
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: IOCardBusDevice: releasing socket 0 function 0 from card services.
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0xa675c00]::free()
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0xa675c00]::free_all() - close iKX interface
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::free()
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::free_all() -
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioEngine[0x7217400]::free_all() - iKX interface already closed
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice [ERROR] error in bufmgr_close [invalid blocks found]
    Jan 12 16:19:03 dede-aaas-satellite-a100 kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- Library done ---
     
  14. MisaMilosevic

    MisaMilosevic New Member

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    My Audigy I works flawlessly. Excellent sound quality, smooth volume control.
    Problem: the system does not see any audio inputs: "no input devices found".
    Any thoughts? Thank you.

    iDeneb 10.5.5
    Intel Dual Core
    MB P5K
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    yes:
     
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    After a week or so of continuous use, the only bug I can report is that the sound begins to cut in and out and to flutter like a stylus jumping on a vinyl record when the CPU usage rises i.e. when the machine really gets busy. This has never happened with onboard ALC883.
    Could it be that with the new driver the card gets aggressive on CPU time or IRQ and will there be a fix in one of the next versions?
     
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    Creative SB Live! 5.1 Digital (SB0220) Sound Card PCI,use in leopard iatkos 5i 10.5.5,just can output on the front output,kx maneger can't open setting.no input,no midi in?why,and how to do?
     
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    Thanks for working on KX under Mac OSX
    Error message using Logic 8, Audigy, Leopard 10.5.4...Midi and audio sync problems...

    Works super under leopard 5.3...no sunc problems related..
     
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    Thank you for your working!

    A bug for kX:

    only kX driver or AppleUSBEHCI driver works on my computer.

    Infor for kX driver and AppleUSBEHCI if kX driver is working:

    USBF: 0.417 AppleUSBEHCI[0x3930000]: unable to get filterInterruptEventSource
    Mar 12 11:23:02 localhost kernel[0]: USBF: 0.420 AppleUSBEHCI[0x3930000]::UIMInitialize - Error occurred (0xe00002be)
    Mar 12 11:23:02 localhost kernel[0]: USBF: 0.425 AppleUSBEHCI: unable to initialize UIM



    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x3e99100]::init: --- driver start-up, version 1.2b1
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x3e99100]::initHardware(0x3a1b200)
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x3e99100]::initHardware: bus/dev/func: 1/10/0; device/subsys/chip: 00041102:20021102:04010004 - at port b400
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x3e99100]::initHardware: I/O range @0x10 (0000b400) mapped into 0000b400 [up to 0000b43f]
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- kX Software Abstraction Level Library init ---
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kX Audio Driver (Debug)
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: version: 5.10.00.3545 - debug
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: Copyright � Eugene Gavrilov, 2001-2008. All rights reserved.
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: Library Compiled Nov 19 2008, 04:42:31
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice [HAL] Hw PCI device: dev: 41102 sub: 20021102 rev: 4
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: PCI: resources: io:b400 irq:0
    Mar 12 11:23:03 localhost kernel[0]: Hw PCI location: bus: 1h dev: ah func: 0h (invalid under 98se)

    some USB ports are not useable and all ports without USB 2.0 support.
    Computer can only be shutted down after 20 seconds.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Infor for kX driver and AppleUSBEHCI if USB driver is working:

    Mar 12 09:50:23 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x513ae00]::init: --- driver start-up, version 1.2b1
    Mar 12 09:50:23 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x513ae00]::initHardware(0x486f580)
    Mar 12 09:50:23 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x513ae00]::free()
    Mar 12 09:50:23 localhost kernel[0]: kXAudioDevice[0x513ae00]::free_all() - iKX interface already closed

    All my usb ports are working perfectly and without shutdown problem.
     
  20. 64bitkit

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    Warning - Slightly off topic but very important!

    Eugene says that he plans to fix recording and power management as his last contributions to this project. However, he did say that he would be happy to find someone who can port the kx api to osx. Anyone fancy doing that?

    Please check out the post here:-

    http://www.driverheaven.net/general-discussion/179718-current-status.html

    I have begged for midi and even tried blackmail!

    Comments please!!

    Thanks,

    64bitkit
     

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