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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Playing Spotify through Sheevaplug on: March 18, 2010, 12:32:28 PM
Hey,

Does somebody know is it possible to use Sheevaplug like Airport Extreme? The idea was to play music with Spotify+Airfoil (on Mac) --> Sheevaplug+USB-Soundcard --> NAD --> speakers.

Is there a way to do this ?

Running Sheevaplug with Debian Squeeze.

Cheers,
jvp
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Shiva Plug USB to Analog Audio on: February 24, 2010, 12:06:16 PM
Got my problem fixed by installing alsamixer and alsa-oss and by configuring mpd to use oss. Runs now perfectly.

-jvp-
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Shiva Plug USB to Analog Audio on: February 23, 2010, 02:06:04 PM
Hey,

I'm trying to get mpd working with sheevaplug. I got it installed and up-and-running but with a very slow & bad quality and heavy cpu-load. I was browsing through the wiki for the mpd-page (http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/USB_Audio) and it started with Kernel Config -section:

Code:
Start by adding kernel sound support:
CONFIG_SOUND=y
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_HWDEP=y
CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
CONFIG_SND_HRTIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQ_HRTIMER_DEFAULT=y
CONFIG_SND_SUPPORT_OLD_API=y
CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PROCFS=y
CONFIG_SND_DRIVERS=y
CONFIG_SND_ARM=y
CONFIG_SND_SPI=y
CONFIG_SND_USB=y
CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO=y
CONFIG_SND_USB_CAIAQ=y
USB sound support:
CONFIG_SND_USB=y
CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO=y
CONFIG_SND_USB_CAIAQ=y

I'm such a noobie still that could someone please explain what I should do. I'm guessing the wiki-guide means compiling kernel with the audio-support. Is there a good how-to for kernel-compiling for sheevaplug? The quoted post from this topic (see below) also mentions updating kernel for audio-support.

Or do I have something else wrong because I'm getting audio from speakers but with a very bad quality and high cpu-load.

Running sheevaplug with debian (squeeze, 2.6.32-trunk-kirkwood).

At the risk of answering newby questions ...

1) Get a USB sound device.  I use :  http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4115644&CatId=4261
$25 and works great. You will need to update you kernel and modules to get USB sound support.

2) Use MPD to stream audio:  http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Player_Daemon_Wiki
Either that or PulseAudio.

-jvp-
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