[pulseaudio-discuss] Problems with pulseaudio / asla on PS3

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Aug 26 01:19:00 PDT 2008

Kevin Gilbert wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to get an jukebox application going on a Sony PlayStation3 
> using Qt-Embedded, Phonon and PulseAudio. The application is working 
> well on my KDE-based laptop where it appears that the application is 
> using Phonon -> ALSA -> PulseAudio. But there is no sound from the 
> application when run on the PS3.
> BTW, the base software on both systems is Fedora 9 but on the PS3 I'm 
> running a kernel downloaded from
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/geoff/ps3-linux.git. The 
> kernel has both ALSA and OSS compiled in.

I had similar plans but after installing F9 on it, I was a little 
disappointed for some hours... mainly due to the fact that it did not 
enable my swap space on install... no idea why but I fixed that manually 
and the machine was somewhat usable after that!

I wanted to use it as a frontend to a media application (MythTV) but I 
doubt it's anywhere near capable with it's very limited RAM :(

I'd happily upgrade the RAM but alas that is not possible.

Anyway, pulse didn't run for me either and when I realised the other 
limitations I didn't look too far into it.

Sorry I can't offer more insight, but perhaps someone else can.

I suspect the key problem as being: (_snd_pcm_hw_open) Invalid value for 
card, but I don't really know.



Colin Guthrie

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