The Open Sound System is not working

I have installed and configured OSS following the Wiki, but I still get no sound. Any idea of what problem this is?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by R_Rios (2009-09-22 21:26:31)


I have also have a problem with OSS4 on KDE 4.3. I have installed installed and got the sound but the volume output is too low even When I set it to max
> ossmix
Selected mixer 0/High Definition Audio ALC883
Known controls are: <front|rear|center/LFE|side|pcm4|input> (currently front) [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 29.9:29.9 dB) ON|OFF (currently OFF) <front|rear|center/LFE|side|pcm4|input> (currently front) [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 29.9:29.9 dB) ON|OFF (currently OFF)
jack.fp-pink.mode <front|rear|center/LFE|side|pcm4|input> (currently front)
jack.fp-pink [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 29.9:29.9 dB)
jack.fp-pink.mute ON|OFF (currently OFF) <front|rear|center/LFE|side|pcm4|input> (currently input) [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 29.9:29.9 dB) ON|OFF (currently OFF)
jack.fp-green.mode <front|rear|center/LFE|side|pcm4|input> (currently front)
jack.fp-green [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 29.9:29.9 dB)
jack.fp-green.mute ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.mic1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.fp-mic1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.linein1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.fp-headphone1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.green1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.input-mix1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix1 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
record.mix.mute.mic2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.fp-mic2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.linein2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.fp-headphone2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.green2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix.mute.input-mix2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
record.mix2 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.mic [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.fp-mic [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.linein [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.fp-headphone [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB) [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.input-mix <mic|fp-mic|linein> (currently mic)
misc.front-mute ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.input-mix-mute1 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.front1 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 37.4:37.4 dB)
misc.front2 <front|input-mix> (currently front)
misc.rear-mute ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.input-mix-mute2 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.rear1 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.rear2 <rear|input-mix> (currently rear) ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.input-mix-mute3 ON|OFF (currently OFF) [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB) <center/LFE|input-mix> (currently center/LFE)
misc.side-mute ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.input-mix-mute4 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.side1 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.side2 <side|input-mix> (currently side)
misc.pcm4-mute ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.input-mix-mute5 ON|OFF (currently OFF)
misc.pcm41 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 46.4:46.4 dB)
misc.pcm42 <pcm4|input-mix> (currently pcm4)
vmix0-enable ON|OFF (currently ON)
vmix0-rate <decimal value> (currently 48000) (Read-only)
vmix0-channels <Stereo|Multich> (currently Stereo)
vmix0-src <Fast|High|OFF> (currently Fast)
vmix0-outvol <monovol> (currently 25.0 dB)
vmix0-invol <monovol> (currently 25.0 dB)
vmix0.pcm8 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 25.0:25.0 dB) ("knotify4")
vmix0.pcm9 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 25.0:25.0 dB)
vmix0.pcm10 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 25.0:25.0 dB)
vmix0.pcm11 [<leftvol>:<rightvol>] (currently 25.0:25.0 dB)
How to Increase volume to max level?
Some extra info
> ossinfo
Version info: OSS 4.2 (b 2000/200909090620) (0x00040100) GPL
Platform: Linux/x86_64 2.6.30-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 9 14:16:44 CEST 2009 (moody)
Number of audio devices: 8
Number of audio engines: 12
Number of MIDI devices: 0
Number of mixer devices: 1
Device objects
0: osscore0 OSS core services
1: oss_hdaudio0 Intel HD Audio interrupts=13214547 (13381872)
HD Audio controller Intel HD Audio
Vendor ID 0x808627d8
Subvendor ID 0x1458a002
Codec 2: ALC883 (0x10ec0883/0x1458c603)
2: oss_usb0 USB audio core services
MIDI devices (/dev/midi*)
Mixer devices
0: High Definition Audio ALC883 (Mixer 0 of device object 1)
Audio devices
HD Audio play front /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0 (device index 0)
HD Audio play rear /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm1 (device index 1)
HD Audio play center/LFE /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm2 (device index 2)
HD Audio play side /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm3 (device index 3)
HD Audio play pcm4 /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm4 (device index 4)
HD Audio play spdif-out /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout0 (device index 5)
HD Audio rec mix /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin0 (device index 6)
HD Audio rec mix /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin1 (device index 7)
/dev/dsp -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0
/dev/dsp_in -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0
/dev/dsp_out -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0
/dev/dsp_ac3 -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout0
/dev/dsp_mmap -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0
/dev/dsp_multich -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0
I also ran "osstest" command and I only twice and rest there is no sound
No sound
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm1 (audio engine 1): HD Audio play rear
- Performing audio playback test...
  <left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47995.00 Hz (-0.01%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm2 (audio engine 2): HD Audio play center/LFE
- Performing audio playback test...
  <left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47993.00 Hz (-0.01%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm3 (audio engine 3): HD Audio play side
- Performing audio playback test...
  <left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47993.00 Hz (-0.01%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm4 (audio engine 4): HD Audio play pcm4
- Performing audio playback test...
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin0 (audio engine 6): HD Audio rec mix
- Skipping input only device
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin1 (audio engine 7): HD Audio rec mix
- Skipping input only device
I hear the Sound
dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0 (audio engine 0): HD Audio play front
Note! Device is in use (by PID 0/VMIX) but will try anyway
- Performing audio playback test...
  <left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47980.00 Hz (-0.04%)>
/dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout0 (audio engine 5): HD Audio play spdif-out
- Performing audio playback test...
  <left> OK <right> OK <stereo> OK <measured srate 47993.00 Hz (-0.01%)>
Please help
Last edited by cool (2009-09-23 12:07:12)