[Icecast] Help w/ ices & ALSA

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 14:58:38 UTC 2005

On 8/2/05, Michael Smith <mlrsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/2/05, Seth McTigh <kleptein at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm currently using Icecast 2.2 w/ streams running DarkIce, under RH.  I'd like
> > to try Ices, but so far am completely striking out.  My soundcard has ALSA
> > drivers installed, but no matter what combination of settings I use in my config
> > file, Ices won't start and I get the error:
> >
> > "input/input_loop Couldn't initialise input module "alsa"
> This is a somewhat confusing message. I'll change it for the next
> version. Anyway, what it means is "Couldn't find an input module named
> 'alsa'" - which means your ices installation was built without alsa
> support. You'll need to rebuild it with this support.

Oops. Misread the code when checking this, this can also mean that
actually _initialising_ the module failed. However, if that were the
case, usually something else would have been logged, so I'd say that
alsa not being compiled in is more likely.


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