> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Powell" <keith(a)keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk>
> > Greetings!
> > Has anyone managed to get GPSK31 or KPSK working with SuSE8.2?
> > I have been trying for ages to get them working. All I get are two error
> > messages:
> > Unable to open audio device /dev/audio.
> > Inexact sampling rate: request for 8000 resulted in 48000
> > /dev/audio has the correct permissions, as far as I can tell (owner root,
> > group audio). I have tried altering it to me as the owner.
> > I have tried altering the sample rate in K Control Centre --> Sound
> > system, but it has no effect. I have also tried disabling aRTs.
> > Starting the programs in Libranet gives the same error messages, but I
> > can run PSK31 without problems in Windows98.
> > Any advice will be gratefully received.
> > 73
> > Keith G4JVX
On Monday 16 June 2003 4:57 pm, Ed wrote:
> Keith, just a guess, but does Suse find the sound card ?? I know Mandrake
> does not find ISA soundcards no matter what you do. I ended up buying a PCI
> card. BTW most onboard sound is run in ISA mode. GL...73
> Ed W3NR
> Hi Keith,
> KPSK is working like a champ here under Suse 8.2.
> What kind of of soundcard do you use?
> It looks that you have a AC97 like Soundcard.
> These cards can't switch to another sample rate than 48000.
> Under M$shit the multimedia lib will do resample, under Linux is no such
> I had to disable the onboard sound and insert my old SB PCI 128.
> I heard that Alsa hase the resampling feature but I dont know if its working
> with a AC97 sound card.
> 73 de Wolf, DL2WRJ
It's an AC97 chip on the MotherBoard. From what you have both said, that seems
to be the problem. I'll have to get a cheap PCI 128 card, which I suppose
must be Sound blaster compatible. I don't do any hi-fi stuff on the computer,
so it doesn't need to be a very expensive one.
Many thanks for the advice and information. I really do appreciate it.