[pulseaudio-discuss] 0.9.8 - Invalid value for card

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Mar 27 06:07:00 PDT 2008

On Wed, 26.03.08 20:38, Jim Duda (jim at duda.tzo.com) wrote:

> lroom# pulseaudio --system -v
> I: core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
> I: main.c: Found user 'pulse' (UID 499) and group 'pulse' (GID 499).
> I: main.c: Successfully dropped root privileges.
> W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
> W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
> I: main.c: Page size is 4096 bytes
> I: main.c: Dude, your kernel stinks! The chef's recommendation today is 
> Linux with high-resolution timers enabled!
> ALSA lib conf.c:3949:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters 0
> ALSA lib pcm.c:2145:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM spdif:0
> E: alsa-util.c: Error opening PCM device spdif:0: Invalid argument
> E: module.c: Failed to load  module "module-alsa-sink" (argument: 
> "device=spdif:0"): initialization failed.
> E: main.c: Module load failed.
> E: main.c: failed to initialize daemon.
> I: main.c: Daemon terminated.

Hmm, it doesn't quite accept the parameter. This is
interesting. Please try to pass iec958:CARD=CMI8738MC8,DEV=0 as

Oh, and iec958 and spdif as device strings are fully synonymous.


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